A few spicy tidbits have been showing up on Dell's websites pointing to some Core 2 Duo
releases sooner rather than later. Their UK website lists Core 2 Duo versions of their XPS M1210
and Inspiron e1705
laptops, while the US support site mentions a BIOS update to allow current owners of those laptops to upgrade to Merom processors. So far there isn't any official word from Dell on any such upgrades, and you'll have to call up Dell in the UK to try and finagle those Core 2 Duo models, but it seems like Dell fans aren't going to have to wait too long to get some of that next-gen Intel action.