I'm not a gammer (but might do some just to see it do its stuff lol) I'm getting the XPS 2 because of the Gigabit adapter. Since neither has Firewire 800 (IEEE 1394b) and USB is lousy technology - much slower than even Firewire 400, it's a no-brainer for me. The Ultra is just a bonus. The lights are a waste. Can't imagine anyone over 14 that would actually want them or the panels. I assume it's related to "mine is bigger than yours" insecurity. I'm an IT pro - ergonomics and what's inside are what I care about. I still prefer my black Thinkpads because they don't show discoloration, wear and tear, etc but Dell has the horsepower.