Here are a couple pics of the bag I bought for the 9100. As you can see the 9100 fits in the notebook sleeve. There is plenty of room for all the accessories and just about anything else one would want to carry with the lappy.
Ok... a third machine is on the way. I guess the pics I sent with the scratches on the notebook got the attention of the QA manager at Dell. They are also very concerned that this second notebook has this ghosting/pixel dissipation issue with the Samsung display.
The CS person I deal with has said this third machine will be personally QA'ed by the line manager. Haha... I guess I will see what happens.
I will still have the option for a full refund if the third...
It is personal preference mate. Maybe you should have asked your questions before you ordered the notebook... :P
I have the WSXGA+ and it is perfect for coding and gaming. I hear the WUXGA screen is only marginally smaller. You will have plenty of real estate to do your work.
It does suck. It sucks huge. Anyway... having both notebooks on at the same time it is apparent that Samsung screens vary in quality. With a black background the screens both have distinct areas of lighter areas. It is almost like the screws that hold the bezel together are too tight and cause the screen to lighten in the areas below the rubber pads. Very interesting.
After further review of the replacement notebook I can't believe the ghosting or pixel...
Ok... I have two 9100's sitting here and I don't want either.
The first one I had was getting replaced because of a flawed Samsung display. The notebook case also had a scratch/dent on the left corner of the palm rest. Anyway... I did have a Dell authorized tech replace the original display, but that left me with more scratches and screwdriver pry marks on the notebook case. The replacement display was also a Samsung but has major light leakage! So... that 9100...
Just keep your paws off the white tape that says 'sensitive area'! After watching the tech Dell sent to my place to install my replacement I wouldn't let them touch the notebook again. I am sure you will do a much better job.
One note though... looks like the tech really struggled with the plastic bits around the screen. He really had to reef on them to get them apart.
BTW - I would estimate you will remove about 20 screws.
I still have my original notebook here and the replacement is on the way. I think when the new one gets here they will take away the original one. One trip for the shipping company to come to my place.