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Long as that Dell of yours has at least 2-3GB of RAM (at 32-bit you’re not getting 4GB), you should be fine. Your laptop is a late model and the XPS series is designed for multimedia anyway. When you can, you should seriously consider upgrading to 64-bit so you can take advantage of more RAM.
Far as support goes, you should have basic tech support available with MC already once you’ve registered your software. You should also sign-up for the Avid Forums as that’s where you’ll get the bulk of your support questions answered. Also, don’t lose your dongle! It’s a major pain, but you need it to use the software.