New 710m quick ship
I ordered a 710m with 2.0ghz Pentium M, 1GB memory, 100GB hard drive, wireless, 3 yr warranty, pretty much top of the line for $1549 ($750 discount on $1999+ Inspirons... which leads me to beleive that dual cores are on their way).
Placed order Thursday morning and it shipped on Monday. WOOT!!!! Promise ship date was March 24. They beat it by 5 days! Who says Dell sucks. Last year I bought an Inspiron 6000d, a XPS400 for my wife and a Axim X51v. I've had nothing but good experiences with Dell. My 6000d is going to my son (to heavy for me to lug around) and I'm anxiously awaiting the 710m.
BTW - I was about to purchase an Alienware Sentra with less memory and smaller hard drive for $500 more until the online sales support folks pissed me off. I asked a silly question of "why can't I order it with 1x1GB instead of 2x512MB to get a gig?" They said to get that configuration I had to call sales. I did and the answer was "that configuration isn't available online". Then why the @#$@#$ did they tell me to call. Oh... and their financing... 21.6%APR and although the approval was instant they required me to wait for paperwork to sign and mail back before I could place my order. They did say they would hold my order if I gave them an approval number. HOLD MY ORDER? Like it my custom build was going anywhere. They gave me an excuse to buy more for less.
Love my Dell's