I'm returning the Dell laptop for a Lenovo. It's an okay laptop but has a few keys and USB port that were DOA. I had no choice but to use it for the project I was doing but now that I have time, I ordered the Lenovo. With a dead USB port and keys, Amazon isn't questioning the return.
The Lenovo is essentially the same computer but with a higher res (1080 v 768) screen and 7200rpm HDD. Those two things will make it seem like a totally different computer though. I can't believe they even still use 5400rpm drives... Oh, it also has an optical drive, which I didn't want but can deal with. I travel rarely for work so the added thickness and weight isn't a huge deal.
Again, I had to pay $100 more to get Win 7
I actually prefer 7 over 8 but I think it's lame to pay more for an older OS. I know how it goes though.