Hey.. Well, I was (or am) in the same situation. But let me tell you something, it all depends of how are you going to use the laptop. Lets make a little review.
Dell is good, very very good, they do their job and they last long IF you are soft with the equipment, because they are too delicated. They are expensive because the warranties and services and recycle thing and all that things they put. And there you go, like 3000$. I wanted the XPS M1730 and its about 3400$ plus import taxes (I live in Venezuela), etc.
Now, the Toshiba. Toshiba's laptops are known like true warrior horses, like HP, and as you can see, a little "cheap". They also are pretty good and have a nice performance like Dell. And they arent that delicated.
So, I went for the Toshiba F55 because it has the same specs than Dell M1530 (or 1730) and its alot cheaper. Unless you want to expent that money (which you can use in some other stuff) I suggest you go for the Toshiba too. Its pretty and looks powerful.
Well, its my opinion, I hope it helps a little. Now its time for you to choose.
I was about to buy Dell XPS M1530 but i found that a new qosmio has been released
It's specification is much better than that of the dell and it is much much lower in price.
My problem is that why there is that much difference in price?? The qosmio is about $1750 and the dell with max specifications (lower than the qosmio) is about $2400 with $700 off that's mean it is $3100!!!
Does the difference in price means Xps is better?
Also it is much lower in price than the Satellite X200 while the difference is only the 2 inches in screen and qosmio is better in other specifications!!!!
I want a laptop that doesnot overheat while playing games.