Finally got some time to get stuff installed and played around on it.
The Merom is FAST! I ran a 1M SuperPI my Pentium D 820 Desktop at 3.3ghz gets 41s the 2ghz Merom in this gets 26s.. pretty huge difference.
3DMark06 received a score of 896.. not that great but not too bad either. 3DMark2005 - 2200
Only game i've installed is Oblivion and it detected Medium Detail and I set the resolution at 1200 x 800 and loaded up.. runs great. I mean you still get a bit of lag outside when its raining and such but generally its very playable.
Fans are very quiet even when playing a game. Idles around 28c my Peak was 60c CPU and 57c GPU, bottom stays warm doesn't burn me while on my lap!
Sound seems alright in games and such but pretty lame sounding with music.. I tried to install the Audigy cd to see if it makes a difference but wasn't able to get it to activate.. it gets to the part where it says "Opening Web Browser" which it never does so the setup and activation fails.
Screen looks great, very sharp a small amount of light leakage around the edges but not bad.
Keyboard feels solid and is very easy to type on, keys are just the right size.
After the reinstall after installing what I think are the neccesary drivers from Dell.com I get 3 devices uninstalled in Device Manager that say "Base System Device" Anyone know what that could be?
Anymore info or things you want me to try let me know.