Solved CQ61-360EV or Dell 15(1545)? Tags: Dell Laptops Last response: October 31, 2009 1:15 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share captainspi October 30, 2009 1:28:43 PM Hi there guys, I am looking at two laptops right now. One's a Compaq and the other's a Dell. You can have a look at the Compaqs specs on this link: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/aa/en/ho/WF06b/321957-32... It's available for 650 dollars. The other choice I have right now is dells 1545 which is available for approximately 630 dollars. The specs are defined by the reseller and go something like this: Core 2 duo processor: 2.1 GHZ 2GB RAM 250GB HDD DVD-RW 15.6 " TB Display LAN Wi-Fi Bluetooth connectivity Built in webcam with mic Default O/S is DOS ICE BLUE color So far I am thinking the compaqs a much better deal, but I am worried about its battery life. It has an HD display and is running on a t6400 (I think), won't that suck a lot of power? Which one of the deals do you think is better? I want a laptop mainly for coding programs and running multimedia. I will appreciate any input. Thanks. Edit: The link originally posted up there was broken, its all fixed now though. More about : cq61 360ev dell 1545 Maziar a c 234 D Laptop October 30, 2009 3:19:27 PM The link doesn't work captainspi October 30, 2009 4:19:45 PM My apologies. Here you go: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/aa/en/ho/WF06b/321957-32... Related resources Back light or Inverter? - Forum Macbook Pro 15 (high end) vs Dell Studio XPS 16 - Forum Dell D830 only works under battery power in safe mode - Forum Can i put in a motherboard on my Dell laptop myself - Forum [Solved] Dell XPS M1530 - Can I run without battery? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Maziar a c 234 D Laptop October 30, 2009 6:04:04 PM The HP model is the way to go,also i think battery life would be fine,T6600 and 15.4" LCD won't suck a lot of power,also it has integrated graphics too,so don't worry captainspi October 31, 2009 12:25:23 PM Thanks man. I just got it and the notebooks pretty decent I must say, a bit heavy but then again its got quite a few features. Maziar a c 234 D Laptop October 31, 2009 1:15:32 PM No problem Hope you will enjoy it Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI have a dell inspiron 11oo ok ForumMy screen is very small on my dell inspiron 1100 ForumDell Vostro 1510 screen ForumDell inspiron 1150 display drivers for windows 7 ForumDell Studio 15/17 laptops with the Core i7 Mobile CPUs - opinions? More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !