Solved HP 540 or Inspiron 1440 ? Tags: Hewlett Packard Laptops Last response: August 8, 2009 7:01 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share izach August 3, 2009 7:09:39 AM Hello, I am choosing between HP 540,Intel Core 2 Duo T5670 (1.8 GHz) Processor · 1 GB DDR-2 RAM · 160GB 5400RPM Hard Drive · DVD-RW Dual Layer Drive with Light-Scribe · 14.1" HD WXGA Widescreen Bright view display · Intel 10/100 LAN + 56k V.92 Modem · Wi-Fi 802.11b/g + Bluetooth · Touch Pad with scroll zone + Card reader · Free DOS Operating System Dell Inspiron intel® Core 2 Duo T6500 (2.00GHz) - 2GB Dual-channel DDR-2 SDRAM - 320GB Hard Drive - 14” WIDESCREEN XVGA - Display with TRUELIFE Technology - Slot load 8x DVD/ RW Drive - Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 MHD - WiFi 802.11g / 1397 - LAN 10/100 - Integrated 1.3 mega pixel Webcam - Intel High Definition Audio 2.2 - 7-in-1 Media Card Reader - Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal(2.1)mini-card - Free Dos On the front Inspiron stands out but I read in a forum on Dell website that Dell doesnot provide Windows XP drivers for this model and I intend on using XP. Has anyone owned it and had any issues with it? Please fill me in with any info i might have missed. Thanks. More about : 540 inspiron 1440 Best solution frozenlead a b D Laptop August 3, 2009 7:36:30 PM 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 It's old and outdated.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. izach August 5, 2009 7:15:33 AM frozenlead said: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 It's old and outdated.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. Related resources Dell Inspiron 1440 Quad-Core upgrade - Forum $ 540 Budget - Forum A8 3500m + 6750m vs i7 + 540 m - Forum General Laptop Advice From An Old Pro. - Forum Dell Studio 540 and a graphics card upgrade. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer frozenlead a b D Laptop August 5, 2009 11:21:07 PM The notebook isn't really a powerhouse to begin with, and it won't matter if you're just going on the internet and stuff. izach August 6, 2009 5:04:43 AM frozenlead said:The notebook isn't really a powerhouse to begin with, and it won't matter if you're just going on the internet and stuff. I was expecting a better reply. What I meant was what will be the difference in battery life and performance if I chose Inspiron 1440 with a core duo instead of core 2 duo? thanks anyway for your time. frozenlead a b D Laptop August 7, 2009 3:15:35 AM The battery difference will be insignificant...ten minutes or so. izach August 8, 2009 7:01:30 AM frozenlead said:The battery difference will be insignificant...ten minutes or so. Thanks mate. I appreciate it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGaming laptop under 1000 ForumDell Inspiron 6400 stopped booting ForumDell Inspiron Power Problem ForumDell Inspiron 5100 will not Boot ForumDell Inspiron 9300 problems ForumDell Inspiron 640m Can I upgrade the video card? ForumInspiron 700M Dark ForumDell Inspiron B120 ForumInspiron 1000 ForumHelp appreciated: repeated hard drive failure on Inspiron 6000 More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !