Well if you are considering having a laptop to have with you around campus to take into classes, the xps m170 may not be your best bet. although it has some good multimedia and game features, it weighs about 9 pounds and the battery life isnt exactly great; not exactly what you want for a carry around laptop. if you decide to go with dell, the m140 may be your better choice.
I'm going to university next year to take engineering and I require a computer. I have decided on a laptop though I am not sure what kind. My dad gets a deal on all Dell products and so he wants me to get a Dell (can probably change his mind though). Money is not a concern.
I am basicly looking for an all around computer. I would like to play computer games in the future, so something that can handle that is good. Current ideas are Dell XPS 170 (or 140), E1705 and Inspiron 9400.
Thanks for any suggestions and help