I have similar feelings about Dell as you do. But towards the end of your last post, you said that you didn't like Gateway a year ago, but from what i hear now, you are head over heals about your new machine. I too think i should give Dell a chance, for i don't believe that every model Dell has put out has been a bad one. Dell suffers from crappy support, for me, because i live in Asia anyway where i have no Dell support whatsoever, that is not an issue. The new offer is very appealing, heck i was thinking of getting the Voodoo m460 for 4 Gs! So $2,300 for me, with almost everything i want in a system is a steal. I have to say though mate, your 505X will get more than a glance from me if i ever see anyone with it, man i hope i don't. If only gateway offered the 1.7ghz processor, i wouldn't feel so much that i am ordering something which may be a little obsolete in another few months, just like everything else about computers. Then there is the WUXGA, and the @#$%&*! 128mb option for the M10p, not to mention the 7200rpm 8mb cache 60gig mammoth. In a way i'm glad i didn't order my gateway last night. I'm on dell forums, looking at other issues with the i8600. I hope i don't find any major ones. I'll keep posting. I also wish it had the sub woofer, and the slot load............................ the more i think about this crap, the more my pants get on fire. I wish someone would make up my mind for me.
kwick7- forget you're an owner of the m505x, forget issues with Dell support, you haven't ordered a laptop yet (hypnotize), you are not in anyway affiliated to that babe beneath your palms, which makes them very very sweaty......... the dell isn't a bad offer, is it?
Don't work too hard man.