I have a new m1710 (w/ nvidia 7900GTX) and have started noticing that graphics in Internet Explorer and in some menus (like the taskbar) seem like they're scaled wrong, or somehow compressed or distorted in some way. It's not immediately apparent, but after having the laptop for a couple of days it's unmistakable. I've tried changing resolutions but I can still see the distortion (although blurrier at lower resolutions, obviously). It basically looks how it would if you went in to Photoshop, turned antialiasing/smoothing off, and resized an image so that some pixels become 'fat' and some don't. On a diagonal line, it creates a jagged effect like this: ....../ ..__/ ./ / This seems to be some kind of active graphic compression or something going on. For example, if a site has an animation (flash? maybe GIF) there's no distortion while it animates, but when it's done, it 'pops' into ugly compressed/distorted mode. This phenomenon is most visible with moving text anims. The actual text looks fine, and the desktop icons and start menu icons look fine, too. I even saved a graphic from a webpage and opened it in Corel and it's fine when viewed that way -- but ugly and compressed/scaled when seen in IE. Help..?! This must be some kind of setting somewhere, but I can't find it in the graphics setup. Naturally, when posting this to the Dell forum, someone immediately responded with their horror story of being on with India service techs for hours and never solving the problem. I hope I'm not going to have to deal with that, or wind up selling this... Although the SLI Sager looks good right about now.