It's in! While I don't have any pictures of the unboxing, it was securely packaged and free of blemishes or external damage to the box. The system is great. The first thing I noticed though was a little problem with the AC adapter. It does not fully fit when you try to plug in the cable from the wall to the brick. It still gives power but it's very sensitive and can pop out easy. I spoke with Dell Chat Support and they're giving me a replacement with a return label, so that's good news. Anyways, here are the pictures and some words: My first task was to reinstall Vista Ultimate x64 clean without Dell bloatware. The screen quality is top-notch and very sharp. The brightness range is good and (thankfully) have no dead pixels. Running at native 1440x900 On the left, you have 2 USB ports, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet (marvell) and mini-1394 On the right, you have the slot DVD, TV In, USB, wireless switch and lock. The key spacing is good and feels comfortable when typing. Also, the fingerprint scanner, which can be used to replace typed logins. It works well and saves me from typing in passwords all the time. The palm rest area has a brushed steel texture and is very durable. I'm also sure this was chosen to dissipate heat since the laptop can get a tad warm after heavy usage. Rear shot The bottom of the system offers adequate air vents and the system has never gotten hot, just a bit warm. Note the rise in the bottom-back of the system. This is due to the 9-cell battery's size and gives the keyboard a nice ergonomic feel to it.