Dell x1 is a rebrand Samsung Q30, which is good. Samsung makes a log of cool notebooks. Too bad Samsung USA don't want to bring them here.
living in Spain I could buy both, and I chose a Dell X1. iirc the Q30 was only available with 30GB (dell X1 has 60GB as an option), but it had a wonderful glossy screen (the ones that reflect) and was 1000€ more expensive.
Talking about prices, I bought my Dell X1 on June for 2000€ and I checked the price yesterday and it went up to 2400€. It was a major surprise for me.
I think the perfect notebook is the HP dv4000 series. Excellent design, powerful, AND plays DVDs/CDs/Mp3s without being all the way on. Did I mention they're centrino powered? ;P
I once was interested in that feature, but I think I prefer having a standalone mp3 player and save the laptop battery for what I really need it for: read this forum
So no laptops will be quieter than this one?
well, it's very quiet (and too hot for my legs after 20 minuts of use). I can only hear a hiss when sticking my ear to the keyboard or the bottom of the laptop. You can't hear the hiss when typing, the hdd neither.