I looked breifly at a M1210 at a dell kiosk in the mall. The Sony looks better. The Dell had so many lights it looked like it was ready for Christmas and it was so thick. I am now holding out for an Asus S6F or a dual core Sony TX. The Solo cores are already out by the way.http://b2b.sony.com/Solutions/product/VGN-TX850P/B
Either that or a better version of the Macbook hopefully comming soon.