Originally Posted by scoutingwraith
I think ASUS has some good choices. Cant find the link right now because i am in class at the uni....
Both the Asus W7J and the Sony SZ series are comparable to the Dell XPS M1330. They are both 13.3" laptops, with Core 2 Duo CPUs and discrete graphics (I believe it is the GeForce 7400 in those models, while the M1330 has an 8400. They also both have fluorescent backlight screens, while the M1330 has an LED-backlit screen)/
If you want an alternative to the Dell XPS M1330 because its features do not meet your needs, then the Asus W7J, Sony SZ series, and even the Dell XPS M1220 are worth researching.
However, if you really want an XPS M1330, and the only thing holding you back is the price, then jump on eBay and snatch up one of the laptops that are being sold there. Not only are they cheaper by a few hundred bucks, but many of them are also in the hands of the seller, which means that you can get it as soon as a few days after the sale is completed.