Yup. Download from Dell's site and put them on external media. I used a USB mini.
I reformated yesterday and the performance gain is quite impressive. Before it took me around 30 seconds to start. Now it takes me about 10.
Both Home and SB are like separate companies that compete with each other. Usually, they switch on and off with deals however Dell Home seems to have better deals. As for matching your quote, no harm in asking!
Yeah, the widescreen 12'' on the 700m is really amazing. There's so much space on it. Definitely get a 8-cell battery. When I ordered mine I was being retarded and forgot to get one so now I'm ordering an 8-cell.
That's pretty weird. Both Rick and Sasha are very good about getting prompt answers. I know that when I e-mailed them I got answers within a few hours.
Something might have happened or maybe they didn't get your e-mails?