Got a new laptop the other day. A Dell XPS M 1330. It was delivered with Vista but that was soon fixed! A Debian netinstall CD and it was humming along happily after a few hours 🙂
It was more or less effortless to get all the hardware running under debian. Card-reader, Nvidia graphics, Intel wifi, stuff just worked… I bit boring actually… The only challenge was the fingerprint-reader and that quickly stopped being a challange after I discovered fprint , theres even a .dep in experimental. It integrates nicely in PAM.
I think the iwl module underperformes a bit, but rumor has it that it should be fixed in kernel 2.6.25 (which has just been released).