Okay...here's the latest on the choppiness of these little varments. Like many before me, I have horrible streaming video issues. Have finally just decided that these things weren't really designed to be "netbooks" unless the net they were talking about didn't include video intensive sites...but so be it. Now, however, I've connected with an old friend and we've tried to do some video chatting....argh, what a joke. When the video is working, it is even more choppy than streaming video, and usually after about 15/20 seconds of no movement at all, the connection fails and the camera goes off. Just me?