Maybe get a 9300 from the dell outlet, and since you don't game you don't need that good of a graphics card anyways. You should probably just load up on ram and a decent processor. But maybe check out the 9400 with dual core.
same thing happened to me, there was a problem with my credit card address or something last week and the bastards at Dell still shipped my orders! But they gave me $100 credit to accept them so I will try to sell some laptops.