Okay, so the Z670 OakTrail is a bit weezy for a full fledge computer but with a little help it isn't too bad. The 7+ hours of battery life on 'balanced' is very nice and I regularly go home from an 8.5 hour day of fiddling and note taking with 1/2 charge left. Impressive. So here are just some small configs that helped smooth things out and add some zip... 1. Turn off Aero. The Aero bogs the computer down and drives up resources. Turning this off seems to be the biggest boost to overall performance one can do. I can still run Outlook on the Desktop and screen Gadgets without issue so this one is significant. 2. Set the performance mode to 'balanced.' Battery life is not as good as with the 'battery saver' option but good enough for me. The performance is slightly better although it is difficult to measure. 3. Load the 3067 video driver. This smooths out the return from sleep even more than the 3056 driver that supposedly resolved the sleep lockup issues (sleep of death). 720p video is also very smooth now with this driver. I have not yet tried the 1080p out through the HDMI but I will when I get a chance. 4. Stick with IE8 and do not load IE9. I was fortunate enough to upgrade to IE9 on my T580 before checking the box to perform the update the Q550. IE9 loads web pages super slow compared to IE8 on my T580. I am not sure why since all the reviews said IE9 was supposedly faster than 8, but IE9 and the T580 is a super slow web experience. This also goes for FireFox 4. Not sure what is up with the two 'new' browsers but they are terrible. FireFox 5 is a big improvement but so far I have left IE8 on the Q550 and it is working okay. I read others on here say 'the Q550 is so slow...even the web loads slow...' I cannot help but wonder if they are using IE9. Don't do it, and if you already have, install Firefox 5 until MS releases an update to IE9 and fixes this. 5. Configure Pen and Touch speed settings. For some reason the double tap speed by default is too fast for the Q550. Many times with pen and touch I cannot open a program or choose a song to play in WMP by double tapping it. I changed the speed setting to slower and the spacial tolerance to wider and it is working better. 6. Configure Pen and Touch panning settings. Based on the recommendations on the Fujitsu blog I set the touch panning inertia settings all the way down to 'less.' Apparently this improves touch response. I cannot really tell the difference but who am I to argue with the engineers at the manufacturer? 7. Get a(n) HTC Flyer pen. The pen slides on the screen better, is quieter for inking and selecting, and you get the added benefit of a second button for erasing while inking. Don't pay the retail $80; they are now being sold for far less so shop around online. The going rate as of Sep 2011 is $50 but I got mine on eBay for $30. I consider this pen an 'upgrade' in performance. Durability is still out on this pen vs. the OEM pen but it looks to have all the right stuff. I hope this helps, and by all means, if there are other settings please share!