For those who know PROPortable, they have a discount program for those on the Notebook Review Forum (the notebook side of this forum.. they're the same i think). http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=42307 On there, it says that the discount doesn't apply to advanced orders, like the R1F. But in an email with Justin, he is going to extend the student discount/gift for the R1F pre-orders as well!! Just thought I'd let you guys know. •Options: A: FREE Logitech Bluetooth Notebook Mouse($75 value)with any purchase of any full system (ensemble or custom). OR B: Student Discount FREE 2Day Shipping on any full system (ensemble or custom) with the scan or fax of a current student ID in the name of the purchaser of the system. I've been exchanging many emails with Justin from PROPortable about the R1F over the past month or so, and I've been extremely impressed with his passion and understanding of ASUS products - some of his innovations have even been adopted by ASUS in some of their new products. He is THE pioneer for ASUS in North America, and has a longstanding relationship with ASUS overseas. Needless to say, I ordered my R1F from him... Just go to http://proportable.com/detail.aspx?ID=187 and order the backordered (pre-order) R1F, and put in your notebook review handle and email in the additional info section of the order form, and you'll get the discount. no hassles no worries. He also said that if there was a large number of orders, he could even do something better, so who knows.