yeah, i would much rather you go with the 9300 because..(and this is my honest opinion) youll save so much more money. trust me, im an honest guy, and were all here to say our honest opinions. The qosmio has got loads of eye candy, and some that are pretty nice looking options, like the touch sensitive buttons on the top, and the volume rocker on the side, with blue led's.
Basically, if u equip the systems equally, ul save much more with dell. And i think that if you get the qosmio, i highly doubt it will include an invididual set of disks that will install ur apps and operating system invidvidually. I think that the qosmio comes with one of those wacky 5 disk recover set that loads crap everytime u reformat... With dell u can get that too, all u have to do is call em up and ask for ur disketts.
But to the point. Both systems are nice, but the qosmio is outright gorgeous! I mean its beautiful in all aspects. It glows and blows other computers away by just its looks. But looks can be decieving. In this case, ull loose much more money by going with the qosmio. My honest to goodness, unbiased opinion is....if you have loads of money, and i mean money in the 3-3.5 thousand dollar range, then go with the qosmio. If you still want a media center PC and dont want to blow ur wallet in two, then go with the i9300. Its a beautiful machine, and it does the job, and it does it right.
Thats my 2 cents lol
hope u decide on a good one!