It was a long six weeks of waiting, made all the harder as New Zealand is just a jump across the Tasman from Australia and they have had stock for a month. I have a Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.8 GHz, 100 GB HDD, did the upgrade to 2 gigs Ram. Lucky me...no static from the head phones (at least not in one afternoon of playing with the computer) I have had a problem with the TPM fingerprint reader. It is giving me some kind of internal error message. I had a look in the stylus/pen silo (with a fiber optic otoscope)and can see the design of the silo doesn't have much in the way of cushioning etc. I tried to capture a photo but no luck with that. I have used the slot without scratches but can see that when I am hurried it may indeed happen. No biggie for me. Solid build, everything else gliding with no wobbles. My first tablet experience and I am very pleased. Thanks to the forums for all the great product info and experiences. Will post more after a little more play time.