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Dell Inspiron 9300

by tbyron / May 25, 2005 12:11 PM PDT

I was wondering about the Dell Inspiron 9300, is this a good buy for the college bound student? if you think so, hwat is good about it? And if you don't think this notebook is a good idea for the college student, then what would you suggest for another notebook?

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by damasta55r / May 25, 2005 1:35 PM PDT
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Great computer... Others would be a dell d610 or d810 or the COmpaq R4000.

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Beautiful, but big and heavy.
by Ryan T / May 26, 2005 1:02 PM PDT
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It's a beautiful machine, great internals, and the ones I've seen have nice nice screens with plenty of area.

But they're not for taking with you everywhere. I can't see taking notes or lugging anything bigger than a 15.4" Widescreen around.

For something like what I do these days, I could see myself using a 17" laptop, because I just go between my desk at home and the office.

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by nino88 / May 26, 2005 1:22 PM PDT

Can't agree more. College books are heavy enough to carry. Adding this laptop will get you back pain.

The only time I move around my larger notebooks is when I'm using the case with wheels. And this is for certain business trip only. If you use that kind of stroller to walk around the campus, they may think you're weird.

For daily use, I only carry around my Pentium M notebook (14" widescreen). It's much lighther and the battery last about 3 times longer.

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What do you have?
by tbyron / May 26, 2005 10:13 PM PDT
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What type of Notebook do you have?

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Dell 8600 -- 7lbs, paper notebook size, compare to Dell 6000
by Ryan T / May 27, 2005 1:11 PM PDT
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I like it, and it's mobile enough for me. Any larger, though, and I wouldn't lug it everywhere like I do. Happy

One thing that should be mentioned, is that the Dell 9300 is like 8.5lbs, which isn't that heavy. It's a pentium M and it does have good battery life. However, it's bulky. It's thicker and much larger than mine. Mine looked like a baby next to my buddy's 9300.

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go down the middle
by keybordp / May 28, 2005 5:15 AM PDT

I wanted something in between, a merge of performance and portability.
I ABSOLUTELY MY LATITUDE D810 (no I don't work for dell lol).

No really, its awesome. The battery lasts so long, like 4.5 hours with brightness way down. I picked up 2 extras on ebay for pretty cheap. I can play any games I want. Its not realy heavy, (like 7lbs or something).

Read the Cnet review on it. its a 15.4in widescreen.

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Depends on what you want in a laptop...
by ClosetMonster3 / November 9, 2005 7:40 PM PST
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If you are looking for a great desktop replacement which is the best bang for the buck and is capable of doing things that most desktops do, go with the 9300 (upgrade to suit your preferences- i.e. games- go with Geforce, etc.) If you are looking for something portable, light and to be used only for simple e-mail, notes and no games or high end things, go with something less spactacular. I lug my 9300 around with me and it is ok with me because I perfer a desktop in a laptop. For someone who wants simplicity without all the fancy stuff, get something smaller, however, if you later wanted to play games or show a video to your friends elsewhere while traveling or moving, you will wish that you got the satisfied with it.

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Absolutely, it's all about compromise...
by togus / November 9, 2005 9:10 PM PST
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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2005 9:32 PM PST

To ensure your new Portable One arrives to you in perfect working condition, please allow up to one week to take delivery of it. We will run multiple burn-in progressions on each and every component to ensure your system is performing optimally when you take delivery of it.

I take it they are not in production?


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They are a reseller/builder
by togus / November 10, 2005 1:44 AM PST
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but they do have 53 reviews at

and enjoy a 9.48 satisfaction rating from them. I've corresponded with a number of owners who bought from them and they enjoy a near fanatic level of respect and support form their customers. Really, it?s like they all drank the cool-aid and I'd be put off except they all seem to be knowledgeable and have a good degree of technical savvy.

I admit that I've not personally seen one of these machines, but I like the idea of a high quality custom builder who really attends to details... these guys offer Artic Silver thermal paste for instance...who do a real burn in test on each machine. But, the price was more than I wanted to pay (being semi-retired one must make choices if one wants to live at all well... Jamaica this winter or higher priced toys...I'll take the beach (-:).

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get it!!!
by hijack masta / November 12, 2005 2:32 AM PST
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First of all 8lbs is not eavy, even my 9 year old boy can carry it around easily, it has all the top features and speed for a student and make sure to upgrade to a 9 cell battery.

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