I read some good reviews on the XPS M1330 and decided to order one as a replacement for my 2+ yr old Fujitsu P7000 series ultra-portable laptop. I just got it about a week ago and I'm absolutely exasperated at the quality of craftsmanship. After a couple days of being blinded by the sheer beauty of the design, the quality started to shine through. What first caught my attention was the rocking of the entire case as I typed for the first time on a flat surface. I tried different surfaces but alas, it was the case that was warped. I then started to notice the curvature of the keyboard. I thought it might have been some kind of 'ergonomic' thing but now I'm convinced that this is part of the frame being warped in some way. I can also see it along the back area where the speakers are. The metal around the speakers is bent in a ripple sort like manner on one section. Inspecting further I see that the right hinge of the LCD fits flush on the right side of the case where it's attached (no gap) but on the right side it's not flush where the hinge is attached. There's about 1/8" - 1/4" gap where I can see the hinge inside. Lastly I took the M1330 out of the protective sleeve the other day and the silver 'P' is missing off of the XPS on the front. Turns out it came off in the sleeve as I later fished it out. I'm just rather astonished with build quality of this notebook. I have the LCD screen and it seems VERY flimsy. This does not strike me as a very well built notebook and despite its design and performance, this is not a notebook I see lasting me a few years. I've been reading up on the 'third times a charm' M1330 thread as well and feel rather upset with Dell right now. I've already started the process of getting a return with no intent to exchange for a new one. In all honesty I think I'll stick with my Fujitsu for awhile as this experience has turned me off to the prospect of purchasing a new laptop right now.