This user seems to have
debian working on the same model. Why don't you try that distro?
Besides, which other manufacturer's consumer laptop would you recommend for SUSE? Many of HP's higher end business laptops are SUSE certified, so why didn't you pick one of those?
Also note this CNet article about Dell just getting into Linux certification with their business laptops.
Some day when Linux trickles down to the masses, maybe all mfrs will certify, or better yet, offer to pre-install for all laptop models. Until then we can dream on.