So I just got my K018E, and it's all great. ASUS has all the updated drivers for Vista, the Protector Suite QL is installed. The pen silo scratching issue is still there. BIOS is version 3.08. I'm getting 5 hours, 45 minutes on the main 6-cell battery and the modular bay 6-cell battery, with Wi-Fi on, Bluetooth off, on max brightness. Everything else is basically the same as the K018T. Two problems, though. 1. In some instances, the mouse cursor will just "stick" to one of the corners of the screen. I can only move it a short distance before it will snap back to its corner. Pen input does not work, and I can only correct this by resetting the computer. 2. How the heck do you people get the fingerprint reader to work. I've done it slowly, flat as possible, but it still won't register. I've have not had this problem with UPEK readers on Sony or Dell notebooks. Any suggestions? Many thanks for all the help!