Thanx to all for your input and criticisms. Chimo, I am aware that 95% of people in Hong Kong are Chinese (and I love them). I'm also aware that there are some 1/2 million english speaking buyers, equivalent to many small cities. We are not talking about producing a custom made one-off product from scratch for a minority consumer base. Here we have an big American manufacturer selling a computer with American created software and offering it for sale on their english (HK) website - that isn't available with English? English Vista does exist, it's on their shelf already, we're not talking about recreating the wheel, (they do offer it on a couple of their inferior models) I can go into Fortress and buy a new HP computer but its only available in Chinese Vista, however if I'd like to spend several thousand more they'll sell me an English Vista, too - duh, no thanx. Dell, also packages their machines with Chinese Vista, however, if I want english they reach across the shelf and throw in the English for $300 more... they're happy, I'm happy, - thankfully there's 1 computer company has some brains.