Sony Vaio VPC EB12FX
I decided to give BT4 R1 a go after several tries of updating my kernel so my Marvell gigabyte nic would work.
It was a good choice, it works out the box
Wifi, WEP WPA1/2, monitor mode, injection, works flawlessly as far as I tried.
Weirdly enough R1 actually works faster..