Processors range from the T5250 all the way up to the T7700, RAM from 1GB to 4GB, HD from 120GB to 500GB (250GB x 2 display resolutions starting at wxga up to wuxga, and color ranging from jet black to sunshine yellow.
Dell has mentioned paint quality problems with this new design, and how they were working to improve the painting process.
Mobile Intel P965 Express Chipset, intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (802.11a/g/n) 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 sdram (maximum capacity 4GB) 320GB Total Space (160GB x 2, option no longer offered at the time of this writing) 8x DVD -R double layer) drive.0" diagonal widescreen TrueLife TFT.Backlight adjustment was very broad, allowing me to adjust low enough for darker room settings, and bright enough to still be readable in sunlight or a bright office. Freely admit I have neither the smarts nor patience to deal with this.Good luck, but I hesitate calling Dell for any support or any thing other than placing an order of a listed product.Below are benchmarks to give you an idea of how this laptop might compare up against other rivals in the same category.This gives more than enough time for taking notes (surfing the web) during a couple of classes throughout the day away from an outlet.The touchpad I felt could be improved.Going around the notebook, we find the following ports Left: Kensington lock slot, expresscard slot, wifi on/off/search switch (view large image) Front: Media access and volume controls (view large image) Right: Headphone/Mic, Firewire, VGA, LAN, two USB (view large image) Rear: S-video, two USB, Power.Underside temps were into "warm blanket" range of 40-42C, so wearing pants while gaming intensively should be recommended.Pros: Very tough structure and underbody.While lower bass was lacking, volume levels were quite loud, and distortion at peak levels was not present.
One concern worth mentioning with the custom paint process is long term durability.It will roll with the punches, and probably hurt your fist in the process.This gives a user 3GB of online storage space for backing up documents, pictures, or other information to an outside source incase of system failure (or losing your laptop).Keyboard temperature linksys wrt150n setup cd was between 30-33C going right to left.The palm rest is just as firm, supporting my wrists or elbows pressing down with barely a hint of flex.