Terribly insular of me I know, but I hadn't realised that Dell was actually selling in France at all. Not just insular in fact, but silly even. I wonder how long it's going to be before they start selling down here as well?
Anyway, for those readers based there a small guide. Their page of laptops is here and their portables are here.
Looking around there it remimnded me of quite how cussed the French can be about language. Everyone else i hte world is happy with a localisation of "computer" but they have to call it an ordinateur. And it's not software, it's logiciel: although as anyone who's ever used Microscurf knows, logic isn't high on its list of qualities.