I've checked out Compaq and Dell laptops and I'm leaning toward Dell for a new purchase. I'm down to choosing between an XPS 1530 or Inspiron 1525. The Dell sales force tells me I'm getting a much better laptop with better hardware, etc., in the XPS. Does anyone have an opinion on one over the other? I currently have a six year old Compaq that recently crashed but after reinstalling Windows XP its still kicking . But, I'm afraid it might not last so I'm preparing for its iminent death.