I can't stand not having the p4-M chip, so unfortunately anything Sager is out of the question.
I should be purchasing the 8600 within days, along with the smallest, slowest harddrive -- and mininum amount of RAM.
Both a new hardrive and RAM will be purchased separately, with the cheap Dell drive being either kept as a backup, or sold for whatever I can get.
(RAM question goes here -- what exact RAM does the 8600 use? I know it's 333mhz DDR -- anything more to know about it?)
Anyhow, if you order right now, there's an instant saving of somewhere around $200-$250 on the Inspiron machines, this covers the price of either new ram or a new HD, and keeps the price very comparable to the Sagers.. with a nicer processor.