Dell TestingI don't think some of you realize the extent that systems are tested before being shipped. Unfortunately, you have to remember that when a system/notebook goes from point A to point B there is something in between called shipping.
Now, during shipping, a LOT of things can happen. Believe me i know someone who works for Puralator and I hear stories of wokers throwing boxes around if they now that it is a computer or some sort of computer accessory.
The Dell factory goes through an assembly line for production and is shipped into testing labs. In here each system ever made goes through rigourous testing. Did you knwo that one of the test for notebooks is actually taking it while powered on and dropping it from 3ft?
I believe in the product they manufacture and sell or else I wouldn't own one myself. I have owned other brands of notebooks out there and believe me the "quality" of DELL is definitely way More than the quality of their competitors. IBM? sure, quality is there but $4000 for a notebook that's only maybe 75% of what you have for your XPS2? Common....
Just my 2 cents.