I keep poking around and notice that if you click Customize, you eventually get to pick your keyboard! Great, let's see what my options are:
|Multi-task any time of the day or night with a backlit keyboard.|
Bummer. I guess I'm out of luck if I wanted the bilingual keyboard that I'm seeing in stores everywhere these days (and I certainly do not! I want a US English keyboard layout like my old HP Pavilion dv8000.).
At this stage, even if Dell laptops somehow eventually do get a "Menu key", I'm not convinced I want to support an organization that hires "sales people" that can't understand English.
UPDATE: I found that HP's website contains manuals for its laptop series, including lists of part numbers for replacement keyboards, by language, as well as instructions for removing and replacing keyboards. This is great if all you can find is a laptop with a French-Canadian keyboard; you can replace it after the purchase.
UPDATE 2: I ended up ordering a refurbished HP laptop that already has a US English keyboard. It doesn't have the inverted T arrow keys, but I don't use those as often...
UPDATE 3: I ended up returning said refurbished HP laptop after some testing revealed that their recovery discs didn't actually work.