I called a Dell rep tonight to inquire on the status of my laptop (the first time since ordering) and was told it will ship on August 3rd. That’s quite a bit ahead of the August 22nd estimate my invoice gave me, so I’m decently pleased. After the call, I found out that the same configuration of the M1330 is now $40 cheaper. Dell will be getting another call tomorrow for that $40. I figure if it’s taking them this long, I might as well be entitled to the price fluctuations while I wait.