Happy to take the paperweight off your hands for what you paid for it if you'd like :-)
I brought one of these for my wife and am regretting not getting one for myself. Seems to be a very nice machine. Currently using a Vostro 1500 which is about 7/8 years old...
If you are interested, I am thinking about flicking mine on - but not for the Wifi reasons (mine seems to work OK). I already have an Ultrabook and the Dell is far bigger and heavier. PM me if your keen.