I ordered mine with the Core 2 Duo 2ghz, I think I win in ship date: "on or before 9/12/2006"
Ordered on the night of 8/28/2006, so I guess I'm practically first in line. Hooray!!
Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz)
17 inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WUXGA
1GB DDR2, 533MHz 2 Dimm (I ordered 2gb of 667mhz ram from Newegg, it arrived yesterday
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
100GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
8X DVD+/-RW Drive
Integrated High Definition Audio
Dell Wireless 1500 Minicard
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0 + EDR)
80 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
CompleteCare Accidental Damage Protection, 4 year
Final price was $2,299.99 (plus $216.25 for the 2gb ram with 1year warranty per stick)
I can't wait!!!
EDIT: Forgot to mention... Yep, mine is still in pre-production, I just checked a minute ago. And I had the standard free shipping that came as a result of buying it online, so it should arrive between 9/15-9/19 or so.