I have just purchased one. My older 17incher is getting really old, with first gen i3, 1600x900 resolution, no backlit keyboard, no USB 3.0, it's a great step up. Oh and my battery is about to die, 45 mins work time. The only downside is Win8, but you can't resist progress no matter how stinky it is or if someone just pushing it over you even if you don't want. I will miss Win7. Now just have to wait for another good deal on SSD. How can I find out if this lappy supports SATA-III?