Nick - The projected ship date was the 8th, but it was shipped on the 5th or 6th. I received it on the 8th.
KCK - I installed Dell Media Experience, and it wouldn't play on that. Same story with WMP. As for the leakage, it is similar, but not quite as bad as Fusion's seen here
. As for the top, it is even lighter but a noticable "buttcrack" (for lack of a better term) pattern, where it resembles a photocopy of someone's butt.
Edit: I played a little CS tonight, and, after getting used to a smaller keyboard (it really threw off my game), it became obvious that I need to have Dell replace it the screen. It looks awsome when the display is static, but when anything moves (like if you turn around in CS), it gets blurry. So, I will call Dell tomorrow and have them send me a new screen, or send someone out. I'd prefer the first way, but who knows.