What are you guys talking about?
The 2 gigs of ram (which I agree should have been bought separately, also because you can use 667MHz ram with a Core Duo) costs exta, so does the (2) 9-cell batteries, as does the 7200 RPM HD upgrade.
2 gigs of ram is the optimal amount TODAY, not tommorow, or in another year. Especially if you plan to run vista. 1 gig is the minimum you want to have.
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 - This is standard with the E1405, there is no upgrade.
Also, IMO, 14" widescreen laptops are the best size for all situations.
The only thing is that I would have said to go with a laptop that's smaller
Have you seen a 12" WXGA laptop before?
I bought a laptop with the same specs, except the RAM, I have 1 GB ram, for less than USD1000.
That's because you bought a 1000t, which is a recently discontinued model (albeit not a bad one).
RobotFOOD, you did NOT get ripped off. People, please do your research before you say such things.