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Dell inspiron 15R (5537) or HP Envy 15?

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October 31, 2013 4:47:21 AM

I'm looking for a nice gaming laptop. I'm not that hardcore gamer who'll stick his eyes all the day on games. I just play some 2 hours a day. Which laptop should I get among these 2? I need one which could play almost all the latest games on med-high settings. I will play games like BF4,ac4,watch dogs,far cry 3,etc.

Dell inspiron 15r - dual core i7 4500u(1.8ghz-3.0),8gb ram,radeon hd 8850m 2gb gddr5, 1366x768pixels

Hp envy 15 - quad core i7 4700mq(2.4ghz-3.4ghz),8gb ram, nvidia gt 740m 2gb ddr3 , 1366x768pixels

Please help me make the right decision. I'll appreciate your help.

More about : dell inspiron 15r 5537 envy

October 31, 2013 6:27:24 AM

8850m is a superior gpu,idk what the price of envy 15 but i would recommend the non touch version i7 5537 which costs around 81k..can you link the specs for envy 15 from an online site?

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October 31, 2013 9:05:25 AM

devilskreed said:
8850m is a superior gpu,idk what the price of envy 15 but i would recommend the non touch version i7 5537 which costs around 81k..can you link the specs for envy 15 from an online site?



It's got quad core i7 4700mq processor(2.4ghz-3.4ghz in turbo), 8gb ddr3 ram, nvidia gt 740m 2gb ddr3, 15.6inch(1366x768), 1tb hdd 5400rpm

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October 31, 2013 10:08:37 AM

ENvy has a better CPU but a weaker GPU and vice versa for inspiron 5537..If Envy is priced anywhere near 80k it is a good pick otherwise inspiron is better.

Check out the following site for gt 740 benchmarks
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-740M.899...

btw where do you live?You can get better deals depending on the place you live.IF USA you can buy lenovo y510p for 800 dollars ,,it has a gr8 cpu with gt750m
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October 31, 2013 4:26:47 PM

How are they (HP & DELL) quality build & reliability for this year? I've read countless of complain regarding their laptops being easily broken & full of errors.
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October 31, 2013 10:27:31 PM

devilskreed said:
ENvy has a better CPU but a weaker GPU and vice versa for inspiron 5537..If Envy is priced anywhere near 80k it is a good pick otherwise inspiron is better.

Check out the following site for gt 740 benchmarks
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-740M.899...

btw where do you live?You can get better deals depending on the place you live.IF USA you can buy lenovo y510p for 800 dollars ,,it has a gr8 cpu with gt750m

Both are priced around same. I know 8850m is a lot better than 740m or even 750m. But I can't really decide which should I get. I visited an hp store and saw hp envy 15 and it was amazing. But I can't say anything about inspiron 15r.
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November 1, 2013 12:44:52 AM

As a rule of thumb HP is worst than dell quality wise.If you are not a hardcore gamer 740m will suffice.But keep in mind graphics demanding games wont run at a playable fps like Hitman Absolution and Metro Last Night
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November 1, 2013 12:49:10 AM

devilskreed said:
As a rule of thumb HP is worst than dell quality wise.If you are not a hardcore gamer 740m will suffice.But keep in mind graphics demanding games wont run at a playable fps like Hitman Absolution and Metro Last Night

I have seen some videos on YouTube for gt 740m. I've seen people playing hitman absolution, crysis 3 and even Battlefield 4 on medium-high settings smoothly.

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November 2, 2013 2:01:07 AM

I am stuck at exactly the same choice. For me, I dont really have an extensive use. I use my computer just for my research and sometimes watching TV shows, so not really concerned about graphics card or GPU.....but i like the look of HP better than that of the Dell machine. However, Envy is $135 dollars more expensive from where I intend to buy it....

DELL priced at $850
http://paklap.com/touchscreen-laptops/dell-inspiron-553...

HP Envy priced at $985
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-HP-Envy-TouchSmart-15-4t...

What do you reckon now?
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November 2, 2013 3:36:33 AM

DELL is best price/performance wise buddy,,looks dont matter to me anyways,,You can get Inspiron 5537 for Rs 80,500 from market..Make your choice
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November 2, 2013 3:50:17 AM

Syed_Syd said:
I am stuck at exactly the same choice. For me, I dont really have an extensive use. I use my computer just for my research and sometimes watching TV shows, so not really concerned about graphics card or GPU.....but i like the look of HP better than that of the Dell machine. However, Envy is $135 dollars more expensive from where I intend to buy it....

DELL priced at $850
http://paklap.com/touchscreen-laptops/dell-inspiron-553...

HP Envy priced at $985
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-HP-Envy-TouchSmart-15-4t...

What do you reckon now?


I agree with you. I personally like the looks of hp envy 15. But I doubt HP's build quality as compared to Dell. I saw some videos on YouTube, some people complain that its body feels like aluminum when you touch it but when you knock it it sounds like plastic. Cheap plastic.
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November 2, 2013 8:19:30 PM

adguglani said:
Syed_Syd said:
I am stuck at exactly the same choice. For me, I dont really have an extensive use. I use my computer just for my research and sometimes watching TV shows, so not really concerned about graphics card or GPU.....but i like the look of HP better than that of the Dell machine. However, Envy is $135 dollars more expensive from where I intend to buy it....

DELL priced at $850
http://paklap.com/touchscreen-laptops/dell-inspiron-553...

HP Envy priced at $985
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-HP-Envy-TouchSmart-15-4t...

What do you reckon now?


I agree with you. I personally like the looks of hp envy 15. But I doubt HP's build quality as compared to Dell. I saw some videos on YouTube, some people complain that its body feels like aluminum when you touch it but when you knock it it sounds like plastic. Cheap plastic.


That's true actually. I have held an HP ProBook for last 2 years...whole numpad and few other keys, especially the Alt key, stopped working in the first few months, then one day the LCD stopped functioning out of nowhere, and now I have bad sectors in my hard which has compelled me to get rid of it.

But still the look of Envy series mesmerizes me.... :( 

@adguglani....Share your final decision with us too.
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November 2, 2013 8:23:54 PM

devilskreed said:
DELL is best price/performance wise buddy,,looks dont matter to me anyways,,You can get Inspiron 5537 for Rs 80,500 from market..Make your choice


Is this Rs. 80,500 price in Pakistan? Cuz the link I mentioned was that of a Paki website. I am located in Australia but going to Pak at the end of this month so I can buy it from either country, wherever I get it cheaper.
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November 3, 2013 2:15:27 AM

@SYed Syed saab if you are currently in Australia do look for manufacturer refurbished laptops..You can get a great deal..I just got the price from a computer store in rwp 2 days ago..You can easily find it in 80k here
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November 6, 2013 6:31:19 AM

devilskreed said:
@SYed Syed saab if you are currently in Australia do look for manufacturer refurbished laptops..You can get a great deal..I just got the price from a computer store in rwp 2 days ago..You can easily find it in 80k here


I ended up buying an envy 15 touchsmart j003tu for AU$750....
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November 6, 2013 6:40:34 AM

IF it includes the 740m i would say a nice deal as this specific version is bloatedly expensive here in pak,,costs around 115k
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November 6, 2013 7:19:23 AM

I WILL SIMPLY ADVICE YOU TO GO FOR THIS SPECIFICATION....Hp envy 15 - quad core i7 4700mq(2.4ghz-3.4ghz),8gb ram, nvidia gt 740m 2gb ddr3 , 1366x768pixels

YOU CAN GET IT BETWEN $500 TO $600
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November 6, 2013 7:57:37 AM

akintaye said:
I WILL SIMPLY ADVICE YOU TO GO FOR THIS SPECIFICATION....Hp envy 15 - quad core i7 4700mq(2.4ghz-3.4ghz),8gb ram, nvidia gt 740m 2gb ddr3 , 1366x768pixels

YOU CAN GET IT BETWEN $500 TO $600


A touch enabled machine with these specs is around 1100 in Australia. Could you please let me know where can i find it for 500-600???
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November 9, 2013 2:59:10 AM

Syed_Syd said:
adguglani said:
Syed_Syd said:
I am stuck at exactly the same choice. For me, I dont really have an extensive use. I use my computer just for my research and sometimes watching TV shows, so not really concerned about graphics card or GPU.....but i like the look of HP better than that of the Dell machine. However, Envy is $135 dollars more expensive from where I intend to buy it....

DELL priced at $850
http://paklap.com/touchscreen-laptops/dell-inspiron-553...

HP Envy priced at $985
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-HP-Envy-TouchSmart-15-4t...

What do you reckon now?


I agree with you. I personally like the looks of hp envy 15. But I doubt HP's build quality as compared to Dell. I saw some videos on YouTube, some people complain that its body feels like aluminum when you touch it but when you knock it it sounds like plastic. Cheap plastic.


That's true actually. I have held an HP ProBook for last 2 years...whole numpad and few other keys, especially the Alt key, stopped working in the first few months, then one day the LCD stopped functioning out of nowhere, and now I have bad sectors in my hard which has compelled me to get rid of it.

But still the look of Envy series mesmerizes me.... :( 

@adguglani....Share your final decision with us too.


I bought Dell Inspiron 15r :) 

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November 9, 2013 11:19:53 AM



@adguglani....Share your final decision with us too.[/quotemsg]

I bought Dell Inspiron 15r :) 

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Sir do kindly update about the performance of 8850m gpu..
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November 9, 2013 7:31:55 PM

devilskreed said:


@adguglani....Share your final decision with us too.


I bought Dell Inspiron 15r :) 

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Well, I don't have no games right now. I just bought it yesterday. I'll be downloading Skyrim today or tomorrow.

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November 9, 2014 3:13:37 AM

adguglani said:
devilskreed said:


@adguglani....Share your final decision with us too.


I bought Dell Inspiron 15r :) 


Well, I don't have no games right now. I just bought it yesterday. I'll be downloading Skyrim today or tomorrow.

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Please tell me how is it working? Was it a good decision? I am also having a hard time deciding in between these two machines.
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November 9, 2014 3:15:16 AM

Syed_Syd said:
devilskreed said:
@SYed Syed saab if you are currently in Australia do look for manufacturer refurbished laptops..You can get a great deal..I just got the price from a computer store in rwp 2 days ago..You can easily find it in 80k here


I ended up buying an envy 15 touchsmart j003tu for AU$750....


You too man, share your experience with us. :) 
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