Originally Posted by Isuzu_Trooper
I am very happy to say that I WILL ORDER sometime this week. Now tryingh to decide between 9300 and D810. I like the size of the D810, but I heard the D810 has a maintenence issue where to repair something you gotta remove the screen. 9300 has great video but back- breaking size. I am still willing to live with the size. Please give me the Pros/Cons of each of these machines and tell me more about D810 maintenance issue and 9300 size.
Depends on 2 main things:
1) how much do you want the 6800 gpu rather than the X600?
2) how important the size of the screen is, both negatively and positively. If you want the bigger screen of course you also have to carry it when carrying is needed. You can't have it both ways.
I agree with Freak4Dell that maintenance should not be an issue. If you get 3 year Complete Care then you are covered. If you don't, you are risking huge costs in the life of the machine. As for likelihood of repairs, many components are of equal quality, but most reports would suggest that the D810 build is superior. On the other hand the i9300 has a bigger chasis and probably runs a little cooler.
I bet you will love either machine and appreciate its distinct virtues. Whatever you choose, sometimes you will wish you had the other.