I have that exact same laptop here at work. Mine has the optional docbase with a cd/floppy... the CD drive seems a little shotty; I've had some (but few) issues reading CDRs. My only real gripe about it is that the modem doesnt work in Linux (i'm dual booting XP/RH). Everything else works quite nice. It's very lght, which is a big plus! No GL support, big minus. For a $1000 laptop i'd say its a preatty good buy.