Pro is unnecessary unless you do local hosting of web projects or application developpement or want multi processor support.
Home is just as good as Pro for accessing wireless networks, have no worries.
The battery life is about 3 hours and a half with the nvidia drivers set to Maximum performance in the powermizer tab. However do note that i did only web browsing and installing stuff on my hd, no gaming.
It is possible to set the driver to Maximum Battery life which would obvisouly increase battery life considerably though i did not test it yet. Next time im on battery ill try that and post the results.
Absolutely not. My 9300 is just perfect as it is and I just can't imagine someone would ever need a more powerfull graphics card for today's most demanding game. And I still didnt even tweak it to get maximum performance, i get a poor 2900 at 3d mark 2005 with Dell default drivers. Of course the XPS is a bit more future proof.
As for the LEDs, I work in an engineering firm with lots of contact with clients. I think the colored mega funky LEDs would look a little funny...
I can't wait to get my i9300 this week. It has shipped and is on its way from the US. I was a bit concerned about the 6800go, but since you can run any games at hi def on your WUXGA, i dont need to worry about running games on my WXGA. :P
What do you think about your HD? I got the 80gb 5400rpm. Im a bit worried about it. Though i plan to replace it in the future with a faster and larger 7200rpm drive.
Im wondering something. Since the "only" difference between the 9200 and 9300 is the graphics card. And that the bettery life is of 5hrs and 3hrs respectively, then it is logical to assume that the graphics card is the component responsible for that difference.
Would it make a difference if I were to downclock the graphics card to a very low frequency while not running video games (ie: browsing the web, working on Visual Studio, etc.)?