Was thinking of Lenovo but my wife is averse to the touch pointer business, so I thought of Dell. This is more or less what I want - naturally for Linux. The sales person I have been emailing, says that model is old generation and quoted a pretty steep price for this:- He maintains it will be more responsive than the first one, but how is that possible as the first one has a much higher core frequency ? ( I do a fair amount of video transcoding and ripping Dvd's etc.). Also I am not familiar with Hybrid SSD drives and whether they are fine to use with Linux. Furthermore I have not heard of SAF Qualcomm Gobi stuff, is that just for 3G ? Looks like I am getting too old for all this newfangled stuff.