ok-- here's some initial impressions:
1) screen- it ROCKS. I have the LED screen. It's super thin, and super bright.. MUCH brighter than the screen on my I9300. And I LOVED that screen
2) It's light. In addition to the LED screen, I also have the solid state hard drive. of course, it may be that I'm just used to carrying a 12lb laptop.
3) even with Vista and the insane amount of bloatware Dell insists on including, it boots FAST (I have the fastest processor and 2 gigs ram). 25 seconds to login screen, and another 25 seconds after that to be able to open internet explorer. To wake up from hibernation takes under 15 seconds.
4) the 13.3 inch screen is just a bit too small for me, but I'm pretty sure I'll get used to it.
5) internal EVDO rocks.
1) power connector is on the left. I understand why dell did this-- rear connectors would interfere with the new screen-hinge, but If you're in a situation where power is on the right...
2) issue 1 is made worse if you use the dell slim power supply-- which I highly recommend, BTW. Although its noticably lighter than the included power supply, the power cord is prety short.. a total of no more than 4 feet.
3) finger print reader, while nice, isn't terribly accurate. I've been using readers for years, and I've routinley had to re-scan. I think it's one of those things I'm going to stop using.
5) Vista-- it's not bad, but it sucks up 14 gigs. WAY too much if you have a solid state drive with only 30 gigs.
6) on that note, if you do go with the 30 gig SS drive, ask dell from the begining NOT to include that @#$@#$ recovery partition. It's ten gigs. When I got the machine, with NO productivity software installed (office), I had 4 gigs free. I deleted everything on the partition and now have 10 gigs free, but this is totally unnecessary and silly to put on such a small drive.
7) I HATE Dell customer support. They are SO incapable and inept... and that includes their XPS system. They never call back when promised, and have made the last month a bad experience. While I really like the laptop, the horrible post-sales support has converted me from a die-hard Dell fan to someone that will shop the market for my next computer.