Originally Posted by kornchild2002
Just make sure that if you get a Inspiron 9300, get the Nvidia GeForce Go 6800 (it is not the Ultra but the regular version, it is still powerful). I don't really see a point in getting the i9300 without the Nvidia graphics card. It is kinda like buying a Jeep without four wheel drive.
If you live in Florida and never take your Jeep off the streets, all four wheel drive does is decrease your gas mileage. That's actually a perfectly apt metaphor for why I *didn't* get the NVidia card.
My 9300 is not my primary gaming machine. For that I have a desktop (which kicks the crap out of even an XPS). I got the x300 because I wanted to be able to play the occasional game on it when I get bored, but most of the time I'll be programming on it, and running various and sundry other non-gaming applications.
The point of getting the 9300 with an x300 card is that I can actually unplug my laptop from the wall for extended periods of time while I'm working on it.
It's like getting a Jeep without the four wheel drive because you want 20 MPG instead of 12 and will rarely, if ever, go offroad.