People who complain about cooling fans should just save themselves alot of time and just put their laptops in a microwave or roast them over a fire. If you want a cool and quiet computing device, use an abacus. With regards to light leakage, previous posters are correct, I have not seen one single laptop, Including my beloved IBM R40 that doesnt have light leakage, especially noticed on bootup, once windows is loaded, this is not an issue. As for screen size, WXGA is just fine, anything higher is useless in my opinion and I have better than 20/20 vision, higher resolution means smaller fonts and icons as well as taxing your graphics card more. THE only tangible benefit of higher resolution is more sreen area, which is quickly offset by the tiny fonts and icons. See for yoruself at an electronics store. Remember, we are talking laptops.....PORTABLE, not movie screens LOL. Dont get higher resolution screens thinking your gaming experience will be mounds better or that the screen will be brighter, yes in most cases the screen will be brighter, with the Dells, maybe 5 nits brighter, again, what good is a fractional amount of brighter for all that squinting youre going to be doing, wxga is just fine, dvds and games look great. If your not happy with how dvd's look, try watching them on a TELEVISION. Those of you who think a higher resolution screen is good with higher dpi settings or changing the resolution of the LCD beware!! LCD's do not perform well outside of their native resolution and precisely half that value. a 1600 x 1200 lcd screen for example, can be viewed at half its value with no discernable effects on quality, half its value being 800x600. since none of the dells have this native resolution, half its value would be less than what most use on their desktops.