I got a Dell Inspiron 1721 (laptop) in August.
It came with Windows Vista.
Vista crashed 3 times this past week and I had to start the computer in "Safe Mode". What a crock!!
Anyway, after struggling with that piece of crap WAY TOO LONG I decided to get a computer with an operating system that works (because Dell would not uninstall Vista and install XP - they say that's downgrading the computer).
Plus the touchpad never did work to my satisfaction. Not sure if that was a Dell problem or a Vista problem.
So the wife and I went to the Apple store today and after a first rate explanation and demo that lasted for almost an hour, we got a MacBook Pro. I'm VERY pleased so far.
The Dell (and Windows Vista) are being returned on Monday. Good riddance!!
Did I make a good choice?