Well heck. I'd never buy another Dell again. My Latitute had 3 problems before the 4th took it out of commission and Dell refused to honor the warranty. I have a year left on the Warranty. Their advice "shoulda got the better warranty" Sure, if my problmem wan't already covered.
The XPS I did get the better warranty. The enter key is breaking. I'd rather have something that doesn't break than a wonderful (and paid for) warranty.
However if you have to have Dell. The XPS or Latitute are perhaps the better offerings. XPX wins on specs. Latitude perhaps on quality. A local laptop shop only offers 2 kinds of used laptops. Latitutde and Thinkpad. Between the two I prefer the Latitude.
Im in the midst of buying a laptop for school. I major in History so no big deal on specs for major. I love my music, and want it to be easy to watch a movie. so i need something that is gonna run smoothly while ive got word, itunes, internet, and aim running, or wanna watch a movie (simple right). I wanna stay around a $1,000 so a little over or under is cool (whatever is best) I intend on buying a Dell PERIOD (that is the only variable that must stay constant, i have no say in the matter =). I take what i can get ). Im thinking XPS m 1530 (eventhough i play no games) or a decked out Vostro. what do you guys think? maybe even a different model?