The store I went to ran out of stock on this model, but I was able to pay for one and have it shipped over from another store. I picked it up today and everything seems fine. I only have one question, the information on Best Buy's website says the laptop has a 250GB hard drive, but do I really have 250GB: http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/1408/8347292.png
There are 4 partitions on the hard drive that take up space, use Disk Management to see all of them and how much disk space they take up.
When you format a drive in Windows you will lose 7% of the drive space, then add this to the amount the other 3 partitions use and you have what is left for C: partition.
So you lose 17.5 GB in formatting alone.
The loss is due to a discrepancy in the math used to format a drive and what hard drive manufacturers say a GB, MB, KB equals, and there is other disk space overhead that goes with formatting for a file system.
Manufacturers sell the drive based on 1GB=1000MB, 1MB=1000kb 1KB=1000bytes, etc.
Hard drives are formatted like this: 1GB=1024MB, 1MB=1024kb, 1KB=1024bytes, etc.