Hi there. New poster here. Whew, that was exhausting - I just read through the entire thread. It was very helpful, but I'm still confused about the conclusion. I ordered my 9300 on April 7th, and it was shipped on the 15th. I am still in Africa (I come back to the US in early May) and I can't wait to see my new notebook. Having read nearly every post, I found some of you to be very objective and informative (i.e., joseyu, dellbert, among others). Of the fair/objective folks, could you pls provide me w/ a little help; i'd really appreciate it.
I did the service tag trick on dell's website and saw I have the J9662 (LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, 17, Wide Ultra Extended Graphics Array, GLARE WIDE VIEWING ANGLE, LENGTH/LONG). Any thoughts on what I should expect?? Any recommendations for when I first boot her up?
In addition, I got the 60g 7200 harddrive and saw Hitachi is the maker. Any thoughts? Are they the only ones making this drive?
Lastly, my DVD +/- is IDE (INTEGRATED DRIVE ELECTRONICS), NEC CORPORATION. Is this the Sony? Any thoughts on this?
Thanks again for your help. This was an interesting thread to read.