Originally Posted by JaxChris
Take out the Bluetooth card, x1400 Video, and 100gig HD from your config. You can get the price down quite a bit. Then get the Bluetooth and Go7800 cards from Dell Spare Parts and the 100gig HD from ZipZoom or Newegg. You'll save about 200$ atleast going that route.
Jax, that would cost me bundles more. That take the computer down into the lower coupon bracket. It takes the price down to around $1,350. I checked the price of the BT card and 7800Go from Dell, which was $100 and $599 respectively. And the HDD from newegg, which was the cheapest of the two you mentioned, was $135. Giving me a grand total of $2,183 before tax (FL). That would be almost the same price the rep offered me on an XPS since I couldn't get the vid card I wanted in the E1705.
I just am gonna wait a few weeks and see what happens. My 9100 has a damaged ram slot, and a CD drive that won't burn. Really, irritating headaches for me enough to sell it and buy a new machine. But not bad enough to cause me not to be patient and see if they respond to this obvious joke of a vid card available now.