I just ordered a 9300, and I am sad because I didn't get the 35% off. However I did get $800 off by having the XPS and the 9300 in the cart and then getting rid of the xps it kept the 800 off. Not sure how it did it though for sure. I am only missing out on $90 by not ordering yesterday. I will live since it means I will get it sooner then waiting till thursday in the hopes of a better deal.
I was on the phone with Carter from Dell for I think a hour. He is a gamer and wanted to help me get the best for the least since I missed out on the coupon. We fiddled on our comps and I got that 800 in there. I followed his advice on several things.
Carter phone at dell is: 1-800-901-3355 ext: 7957024
1. only get the 6 cell battery, he told me for non-gaming, like school work I should get 4 hours of battery life(and I can turn off the ultraview for more battery life when needed) I mean when I play half life 2 or CSS I am going to have it plugged in. I already have a car inverter and I have a cool pad from vantec.
Also I got the 1.86ghz, he said the M are different the the normal P4, that the 2ghz is the same power in processing as a 3.4 ghz (Can anyone comfirm that this is true for me and provide a link to a review comparison????)
I got the TV tuner, why not
I got 512 mb of ram
I can get 1gb of ram from 4allmemory.com for $234
for Dell i9300 with free shipping, this ram is 100% compatible with the 9300 for a much better price, I mean $468 for 2gb, I am psyched vs way more for that on Dell. I am not selling my 512 though, in case I ever have to ship it back to Dell. Don't want to lose my 2gb man!
He said the none true life is just as bright, the true life just makes it more glossy. Though the one with true life has the better resolution
so they are different. I got the the true life, and will soon be sparkling! lmao! Not sure if I want to call and request the samsung in a few days to avoid the sparkle.
Oh, and 60 gb 7200 rpm, anything else for gaming isn't worth it, gotta have the speed to get past those slow load times. Otherwise I would just eat junk food more often!
I got the best wireless they offered, I mean my router doesn't have "a" (5ghz instead of 2.4ghz) but I do have the DGL-4300 wireless gaming router!
A must have for online games wirelessly. It prioritizes gaming on the network and reduces lag (ping/latency) on routers.
Only 144 on zipzoomfly(free ship).
I used to have a x6000 coming from Hp/compaq--Don't ever buy that piece of garbage, the company delayed it a month a week after I was supposed to have it!