Originally Posted by jonnyp79
I just got the i6000 as well and highly recommend it for a multi-purpose laptop. Check Dell Outlet too before you drop down money as great deals pop up every now and then.
The screen is among the best I've seen for a laptop (wsxga+) and the video card is strong enough for my likeness, while not too strong to drain the battery when not plugged in like the i9300 might do. Battery life is great with the 9 cell. I've never played with a 9300 so I can't compare. If casual gaming is your thing go with the 6000. With minimal overclocking (350/230) my x300 128mb actually performs better than my old laptop that had a mr9700 128mb with Unreal 2004 and Doom 3...haven't had time to try anything else.
I also agree with another comment someone made here, you should give a serious look toward the Asus z70va, I almost bought one last week. The i6000 I found was similar to an Asus with similar specs minus the x700 card and RAM which I'm upgrading anyway...the x700 wasn't worth the extra $500 to me.
Have fun and good luck!
The 6000D is a nice laptop, I almost bought one, except for the video card thats underpowered and the 9300 was less than two hundred dollars more after coupon with a bigger screen and better graphics.
The 6000D is not quite living up to the title of "multipurpose or multimedia laptop" because its really lacking in the graphics department, the 9300 truly is a multi purpose laptop especially for a college student, laptop, stereo, tv, dvd player, gaming machine, in a dorm the 9300 truly cuts down on the appliances you need