Christmas came early this year in the form of a brand new Dell M1330 XPS laptop. Being a staunch IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad devotee, switching to a Dell is a big jump for me. So far I’ve been nothing but impressed. The build quality is superb, it runs Vista like a champ, and the battery life has been good despite having the smaller of the two battery options. Most surprising is the minimal amount of bundled crapware installed when it came out of the box.