Well good news. Dell just revamped both laptop and desktop lines. The Dimension line is now dead. From now on, budget to mid-range is also known as Inspiron. Same as the laptops.
Also, the design has gone up a step. The Inspiron notebooks no longer look chunky and big but rather look more fluid and elegant. Especially the XPS M1330.
Customization is also a big factor now. All Inspiron laptops now have a color choice. They don't look too bad either.