I've seen lots of problems with Sony computers firsthand, but I've only heard the Dell Horror Stories. I have a dell and love it. So I won't comment on the quality of the two brands. That's like starting a Ford vs. Chevy debate.
I will however tell you that the difference between Front Side Bus speeds is VERY significant.
In my continued research, I (depending on screen size, speed, etc) could go with either the Dell 6000, the 9300 or the Sony A270. Without ever owning either of the two in a notebook - which company offers the more reliable, sturdy, 'supriseless' product?
Secondly - any reccomendations on the significance of impact between a 433MHz vs a 500MHz? A Non-Issue?
Thanks for any advice!!