Dell has been known for a lot of things over the years, some not very positive, and most having to do with providing good value for a price. A few years back, they came out with the XPS line. While it added some color, you wouldn't really call the product sexy, and the folks most likely to want to carry them were gamers with very large biceps. That just changed, and with their latest announcement, Dell is declaring war on the Sony/Toshiba/Apple class of cool-looking notebooks. Their first shot appears to be as good as the best.