When I decided to get a notebook, I started off looking at the 700M. Liked the how it was so small and portable. But decided it would suck with games so then I migrated up to the 6000D with the X300 and 15 inch screen. But I soon realized that would suck too. So then I saw the 9300 and the XPS. Mmmmmmmmm yummy. I couldn't get the XPS into a price range that I could afford with the 3 yr complete care warranty so I went with the 9300. Still a wonderful machine, and I love it!!!!
Was a toss up for me between
Alienware/Sager for awsome fun graphics (but only SWXGA)
Sony for excelent UWXGA for development (but just OK video)
I would have probably ended up with the Sony since work(development on a 1920x1200 screen) is more important that fun(awsome gaming graphics).
XPS2/9300 was best of both worlds, and for a cheeper price too.