Today I got my Dell XPS M140. This the second laptop I've had in as many weeks (the first being a Sam's special that would get dropouts while running TDJS 2.6). I've been mixing on it for a couple hours so far and it seems to be rock solid. For those interested it's configured with the following... Options 1.86ghz Intel Pentium M 1gb DDR2 RAM 80gb 7200RPM Hitachi drive 8X dual layer DVDRW/CDRW Intel Pro 2915 WiFi w/Bluetooth Standard 14" screen 4 USB 2.0 ports 1 Firewire port VGA and SVHS video outputs 1 PCMCIA slot 5 in 1 Media Card Reader (SD cards, etc). The layout is pretty typical of a laptop, with nothing out of the ordinary. The touchpad feels nice and solid, but I've already bought a wireless mouse (not a touchpad guy). The native screen rez is 1280x800 (widescreen 16.9), so it's shorter than I'm used to. This would be a pain if I was going to have the mixer section open, so heads up to the non FS folks - you might want to opt for a model with a bigger display. Here are some pics for you to get an idea of the layout. http://www.nem0nic.com/sidea.jpg http://www.nem0nic.com/sideb.jpg http://www.nem0nic.com/top.jpg Another negative worth mentioning is that the power supply is grounded, so you know what that means. A direct box solved the problem but I thought I would bring it up. As far as software goes the first thing I did was to uninstall alot of the crap Dell put on there. I didn't completely nuke everything yet, but I got rid of the stuff I KNEW I didn't want running on there. I pruned the services a little while still allowing this machine to be used for other purposes. I'm running SpeedSwitchXP on there, and have it set to max performance when on mains power (still dynamic when on batteries). I've double checked the processor speed using CPUID while on main power and verified that it's running at the appropriate 1.86ghz now. Seems to work and play well with the onboard firewire, but further testing is needed before I'm satisfied. So far guys I dig it. If you're searching for a laptop for FS this is looking like a good bet. I'll torture the poor thing tomorrow and follow up a bit.