The biggest culprits when loading XP on the new line of Dell laptops are:
1) Audio drivers
2) Dial Up modem drivers
3) Ethernet/NIC drivers
Also, I've had issues with recovering from standby mode, where the LCD will not turn...
It seems like a good system from the few days I've used it. My biggest complaints right now are:
1) Dell's lack of XP support (which I'd prefer to use over Vista. BTW, Dell does offer Vista Premium but only via telephone).
I bought one of these cards based on your recommendation. I'm in Japan, and my base is utilizing a crappy wireless broadband service and hopefully, this will improve my signal and performance.
I just went on vacation two weeks ago with my E1705. I think as a DeskTop Replacement, it's awesome.
But it can be a little large when sitting on your lap. I think if you're going to be travelling a lot, a 12, 14 or 15" might be...
No offense, I was in the same boat as you. And I did get the 7900GTX, and it's been a headache to get it to work properly in the E1705. There's another thread bouncing around about some of the issues with it.
If you want to game and...