I've just been hiding underneath airconditioning doing as little as possible for the last week or so.
Part one of ARIA the NATURAL arrived complete with a cute Aria-shacho vinyl figurine and a very pretty colour booklet for the episodes. Oddly, the makers went with a 5th extras disc rather than spreading them out across the 4 discs for the 13 episodes as they'd done for ARIA the ANIMATION. Go figure.
DVI cables rock - switching from the VGA to the DVI seriously boosted the resolution on the separate monitor. Or, rather, boosted the visually comfortable resolution.
Now all I need to do is work out a way to connect the laptop to the amplifier. Unfortunately there are several generations of connectors between them. My Denon amp is still a nice piece of kit but I have had it for almost 10 years now and the connector panel on the back reflects that.
From which I can tell that my 22" monitor has been processed and will soon (as in possibly today) be handed over to Australian Air Express.
So, there may well be bouncing tomorrow once I have the combination of large monitor and digital TV tuner working with the laptop...
(Oh, and I downloaded BS Player + Codecs yesterday so I can watch anime on the new laptop too!)
EDIT1: Mine! Well, except for the 22" monitor on back order. And Outlook 2007 since I somehow managed to pick a version of Office that didn't include it. My bad but I should be able to fix that locally.
Fujitsu do not have a local reseller in Canberra but may have one soon. The first person I spoke to there promised to call me back in an hour with details once I identified the models I was interested in, and may also provide details of a NSW/VIC reseller with website ordering.
Mark: PASS (maybe not as strong as Lenovo but still WAY better than Dell).