(One of these things is not like the others...)
So, back to Gateway it will go, the shiny tease. I am sold on getting one of these tablet notebooks and think I will like it very much. But... VISTA! What were they thinking? The saleman and I had a nice laugh about what a mistake Vista was, and he assured me this one had XP. ARGH!!!
ETA: They remembered me and our discussion and are shipping me a new machine ASAP.