st an FYI if anyone is looking for a notebook anytime soon. I recently got a Dell Vostro 1500. Core 2 Duo 1.6ghz 2gb ddr667 ram 120gb hard drive dvd burner 128mb Nvidia 8400M GS video card Soon as I started using it I ran into an issue where it would "pause" pretty often. I would open a program and it would just sit there. I initially thought it was Vista freezing but realized I could move the cursor and what not and if I let it sit for a few minutes it would progress forward an dopen the program properly. I did some searching around and found out it's an Intel driver issue with a system filed called iastor or iastorv. I found this by reading through the event logs and then using good old Google. Had to go in and delete some registry settings and now it runs like a champ. I'm very pleased with the performance of this thing... NOW. So just in case you or someone you knows runs into an issue like this.