the laptop is in shipping. as of now it has reached the beautiful state of new york.(every state seems beautiful now -- even ohio). i am thinking of getting it redirected to me on monday, as then, roni mama doesnt have to ship it to me again. lets see how that works out. ups is very efficient. they have updates in status every time the package changes transit location. so i followed the package from nashville ,tn (probably thats where dell has its plant) to nj to ny now and soon into nesconset.