After seeing my 9300 and a friends XPS2 side by side I was glad I went with the
9300. It's fast, runs cool, and battery life is good for a laptop of this size. Im not dissing the XPS, but A deal is a deal & that is what I got with the $800.00 off coupon! If money wasnt a object in buying a laptop I would have opted for the XPS. But when I had my I8200 I changed out videocards 3 times. And so far I know of no one that has taken apart the 9300 and a XPS to see if the guts are the same or not. It would be sweet as hell if they where. I can only hope. But either way you cant go wrong with either lappy. I can play WoW @ 1900x1200,
Doom3 @ 1600X1200, and the same for Half-life 2 all max settings with out a glitch!
So I am happy, isnt that what it is all about? If you are happy with what you have who the hell cares what any one else thinks