I would stay away from the M11x right now Greg. I dont know if you heard or not on the DCF, but there is a serious issue with the hinge design on the M11x, with users having the hinges break sometimes after 2 months of owning it.
Here is a couple threads on it:http://en.community.dell.com/owners-clu ... x#19717780http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienwa ... r1-r2.html
I would wait until they fix this problem, or maybe look into the M15x or Studio XPS 16. They are a bit nicer, but of course, a little more $$.