So, I have spent the evening giving the laptop a once over. Have to admit I am thoroughly impressed to date.
Battery life if a steady 3 hours, and performance on Vista, after I uninstalled the shit as mentioned before sits at a steady 700 – 800 meg of RAM usage under mild usage, ie, a chat program and watching video.
What video? The BBC’s semi-futuristic drama The Last Enemy. An average little drama that i will be watching more of… BBC iplayer isn’t bad either, though I won’t be using the p2p downloaded desktop verison, and it only works with xp / vista up to now.