I bought my W1Vc two weeks ago, and am very happy with what i got.
Configuration: 2.0Mhz Pentium Centrino M 760, 512MB ram (I'll be upgrading it to 1.5GB), 15.4" wide-screen WSXGA+ (the largest resolution for 15.4": 1680x1050), 80GB hard disk, x700 graphics card, 24x DVD+-/CD-RW combo. The built-in TV tuner can receive FM and DVB-T (digital tv terrestial transmissions, if available in your area) as well as normal TV.
I will write a full review w/ photos soon, so think of this as the trailer for my review
I had put in an order for the Z70Va when it came out of stock. The W1Vc, it turns out, has basically the same configuration, just wrapped up in a much sleeker (slightly heavier) design, and with a TV tuner added, making it somewhat more expensive. Therefore, if money is key for you I recommend that you consider the Z70Va, because IMO it is the very combination of specs
that Asus have put together for these machines that makes them so wonderful. However, if you'll be using the TV card, or if you are the type who is willing to pay extra for design (award-winning, i must add), or if like in my case the Z70Va you wanted becomes unavailable, the W1Vc is without doubt a perfect buy. Have to add that it comes with a set of headphones, a very nice bag, two remote controls (one PCMCIA sized, one regular size) along with loads of connectors for the TV tuner.
Only things negative that I have found, and they are pretty minor, are.. 1) wireless mouse that came with mine uses RF (comes with a USB dongle) which is abit stupid when the notebook has got built in bluetooth, 2) the maximum battery life I get out of it is 2 hours and 45 mins - by all means great, but i had expected slightly more.. i'm looking into getting more out of the battery before writing the final review. 3) since speedfan doesn't support the w1v yet, it's not possible to silence the fans.
in conclusion - in my case, had the z70Va been available, i would be writing on one now. however, when i ended up with a W1Vc, the only way to describe the experience is to say that i feel like a happy spoilt child! - it has got the looks and the cool features (tv). so if you want that, go for it! - if you are more careful with your money, however, have a look at the z70Va (called M6Va outside north america) before deciding on what to buy.
+ solid construction
+ surface never gets too hot (because it is made of aluminium i guess. after undervolting with NHC, the overall temp stays at 37c most of the time.)
+ tv tuner w/ 2 remote controls
+ can play dvds, photo-cds, music cds without entering Windows (using asus' Instant Fun)
- 1 hour of battery time less than z70va (still much more than most other laptops though)
- fans can't be silenced (yet)
- RF, not bluetooth mouse
- touchpad, while not horrible, could have been better