You didn't say what GPU the HP had, but the Dell seems better.
And do yourself a favor and ditch XP. It's old and outdated. Get it with the copy of Vista and upgrade or wait a few months and get 7. Either is better than XP.
Thanks for your time mate. the GPU is "Mobile Intel® GMA X3100, up to 384 MB shared system memory"
So even graphically it is inferior.
I have one more question please, If I get the Inspiron 1440 with a Core Duo instead of Core 2 Duo would it still pass as a better option?
thanks once again.