I don't know how she got such a great deal, but my girlfriend bought a 9100 from someone on campus knowing that it wasn't booting for $250. She found out it had 300 days left of regular warranty so she called dell. They said she wouldn't have it for 2 weeks as it would have to be sent off to a service center and she hung up on them after they set up the shipping order. 5 minutes later they call back and it's the supervisor. They tell her that not only are they going to repair the laptop, but they're also sending a replacement to her. I thought it was BS, but this morning DHL delivered a Brand NEW M1210, 1.86 core 2 duo, 2 gig ram, 100 gig 7200rpm hd, BT, TV Tuner w/Remote setup, and all those little XPS goodies. The box to ship the 9100 off to the service center arrived as well. Even if for some reason they keep the 9100, which they said they would not do, she got a hell of a deal. She has alot of systems on her account so maybe the manager saw that and really didn't wanna lose business?
Forgot to mention that the M1210 is under complete care warranty through 7/2008!