Acer Aspire 9804I got myself a new laptop and got to check it out when I went back to Toronto over the Labour Day long weekend. It was ordered online but got delivered after I was already in California. It's a pretty big and hefty monster... and it's as slow as it's big.
The dimensions are: 18.7" x 13.9" x 2.4" (47.5cm x 35.3cm x 6.1cm);
and weighing in at: 17.2 lbs (7.82 kg).
Here's a snapshot of it:
I discovered a cause for the poor performance: FAT32 partitions and having a lot of disk access (the drives are only at 5400 RPMs). I've converted over to NTFS for some of the partitions and will later merge it into a single partition.