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Cloud Striffe

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Which one of these is better for the money?

This for around $2000:

Inspiron 9300

Intel® Pentium® M Processor 760 (2 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional - For networking with work or school
Display 17 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen UXGA Display with TrueLife™
Memory 256MB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz 1 Dimm (Which I am upgrading to 2GB)
Video Card 256MB NVIDA® GeForce™ Go 6800 (not the ultra)
Hard Drive 60GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Network Card Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0
CD/DVD Drives 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer write capability
Wireless Networking Card Intel® PRO 2915 and Dell 350 Bluetooth Internal Wireless Cards
Microsoft Office Student and Teacher plus Money and Encarta Deluxe versions
Security Software McAfee Security Center with VirusScan, Firewall, Spyware Removal, 36-months
Digital Music Musicmatch® Jukebox Basic
Primary Battery 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery (80 WHr)
Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options 1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr Technical Support
Internet Access: Dial-Up 6 Months of America Online Membership Included
Digital Imaging Photo Album™ SE Basic
Additional Battery 9-cell Lithium Ion Additional Battery (80 WHr)
Miscellaneous Award Winning Service & Support
Financial Software No QuickBooks package selected- Includes limited use trial

Or this for around $2500

Inspiron XPS Gen 2

Intel® Pentium® M Processor 770 (2.13 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional - For networking with work or school
LCD Panel 17 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen UXGA Display with TrueLife™
Memory 512MB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz 2 Dimm
Video Card 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6800 Ultra
Hard Drive 60GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Network Card Integrated 1 Gigabit Network Card and Modem
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0
CD ROM/DVD ROM 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer write capability
Wireless Networking Card Save $20 Intel® PRO 2915 and Dell 350 Bluetooth Internal Wireless Card
Office Productivity Software Microsoft Office Student and Teacher plus Money and Encarta Deluxe versions
Security Software McAfee Security Center with VirusScan, Firewall, Spyware Removal, 24-months
Primary Battery 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery (80 WHr)
Carrying Cases XPS Gen 2 Backpack
Limited Warranty, Services and Support 1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr Technical Support
XPS Specialized Support Inspiron XPS, Specialized Support
Dial-Up Internet Access 6 Months America Online Internet Access Included
Digital Imaging Photo Album™ SE Basic
Additional Batteries 9-cell Lithium Ion Additional Battery (80 WHr)

I am going to be buying one of these next week and I was wondering how much of a difference in preformance will I get between them? Disregard the RAM because I am goin to install 2GB of DDR2 533Mhz PC4200 ram.
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The xps has a better CPU and a spare battery , and laptop batteries can be expensive so its nice to get a spare. You could probably sell the ram if you arent keeping it and you get a backpack so i would go with the xps laptops are hard to upgrade so you really have to start with a good one.
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The 6800Ultra is a battery killer. The 9300 will play all your games and has amazng battery. 3 hours.
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What would be the difference in them?
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