First, the International version of the M4 has fewer vendor stickers on the front - less visual blight. (I know, it does not affect performance, but why take a good looking (and expensive) Tablet and make it look like it came from Toys-R-Us?) Second, Michael seems to have missed out on Toshiba's selection of "free" SpamWare that is preloaded on the US version of the Tecra M4. What this means, is that Michael got the better value: Less clutter on the desktop; fewer apps to uninstall at initial power-up; and, get this, his machine appears to be more stable as a result. Overall, this contributes to a more productive experience. Toshiba, are you getting this? You've got a great machine, but for a happier customer experience (at least for me) you've got to ditch the SpamWare.