Re: New Dell...maybe...
I went with XP, but that's because I already had a copy of vista. As for the wireless card, I had heard of problems with the dell ones, so I upgraded to the intel 3945. It seems to have pretty good reception, and I don't get any disconnects or things like that.
I went with the vostro 1500. I don't like smaller screens. But again it depends on what you do with your lappy. If you are wanting to game, I'd think you would want a decent sized screen. But all-in-all you're going to get a good laptop. Hope you like it.
DESKTOP | XP
AMD 4200+ | 2gigs Corsair XMS 3200 | EVGA nf41 sli | EVGA 9800 GTX+
Tagan ITZ 700w | Audigy 2 ZS | 250 gig WD | 80 gig WD | 750 gig WD
LAPPY | Vista Business x86
Dell Vostro 1500 | 2 gigs dell junk| 160 gig | 8600M GT