I received my new Dell E4300 last Friday and over the weekend I got all of my applications installed. Tuesday night I copied over my 125GB of data (I really need to delete some stuff) and I have been using it ever since. I even sent the M1210 I had been using back to our IT guy so I am committed.
For the most part I like it. Mine has 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, internal AT&T BroadBand card, the bright blue case. About the only thing I am not thrilled with is the Dell Connection Manager. It takes over the function previously supplied by AT&T’s BroadBand Connect software. The Dell application is clunky and it is constantly asking me to create a profile. I don’t want a profile, I just want a connection!
I definitely like the size and weight. There should be no problem working with it on an airplane. I really like the ambient light keyboard too. At first I thought it only had one USB port which would have been a real bummer but it turns out it has a dual function eSATA/USB port on the left hand side so it has two USB ports. I typically use a BlueTooth mouse with it so I don’t think only having two ports will be an issue. I may pick up a USB ExpressCard anyway for the odd time I need more.