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Which company should I go with, Dell or HP? 2K Business Laptop

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November 7, 2009 3:09:27 AM

I have the option between an HP with these options:
HP EliteBook 8530w

Audio
Audio Output Type Integrated
Audio Output Type Speaker(s)
Audio Output Type Stereo

General
Chassis Form Factor Mobile Workstation
Input Device Type Fingerprint sensor
Input Device Type Keyboard
Input Device Type Pointstick
Input Device Type Scroll zone
Input Device Type Touchpad
Input Device Type Webcam

Weight 6.3 lb(s)

Memory
RAM (installed) 2 GB
RAM (max) 8 GB
RAM Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Cache Memory (installed) 6 MB

Modem
Modem Protocol V.92
Modem Transfer Rate 56 Kbps
Modem Type Modem

Operating System
OS Provided Win XP Pro

Optical Drive Information
CD/DVD Type DVD Super Multi
CD/DVD Type Blu-ray
CD/DVD Write Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD+/-R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)
CD/DVD Read Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Power
Battery Technology 8-cell Lithium ion

Processor
Chipset Type Mobile Intel PM45 Express
Data Bus Speed 1066 MHz
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Model Number T9600
Processor Speed 2.8 GHz
Processor Type Intel Core 2 Duo

Protocols
Networking Protocol IEEE 802.11a
Networking Protocol IEEE 802.11b
Networking Protocol IEEE 802.11g
Networking Protocol IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Networking Protocol Bluetooth
Networking Protocol Gigabit Ethernet

Standards
Compliant Standards EPEAT Silver
Compliant Standards Energy Star

Storage
Floppy Type No Floppy Drive
Hard Drive Capacity 320 GB (has fall protection)
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Storage Controller Type SATA

Video
Video Card NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M
Video RAM (installed) 512 MB
Display Size 15.4 in
Display Technology LCD
Display Type Widescreen
External Resolution (max) 2048 x 1536
Color Support 32-bit (16.7M colors)
Internal Resolution (max) 1920 x 1200

Actual Weight 6.30 lb(s)



Or this Dell:
Dell Precision M4400

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9900 (3.06GHz, 6M L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)

OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Professional Bonus- Windows XP Professional downgrade

LED 15.4" UltraSharp™ WUXGA (1920x1200) CCFL Display

WARRANTY & SERVICE 3 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 3 Year NBD On-Site Service

VIDEO CARD NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M, 512MB

MEMORY 4.0GB, DDR2-800 SDRAM, 2 DIMMS

HARD DRIVE 320GB Hard Drive, 7200RPM with Free Fall Sensor

OPTICAL DRIVE 8X DVD+/-RW w/Roxio and Cyberlink Power DVD™

BATTERY OPTIONS 9 Cell Battery

WIRELESS CARD Intel® WiFi Link 5300 802.11a/g/n Draft Mini Card

BLUETOOTH WIRELESS Dell Wireless® 370 Bluetooth Module

INTERNAL KEYBOARD Internal English Backlit Keyboard

FINGERPRINT READER OPTION Internal Swipe Fingerprint Reader

WEBCAM / MICROPHONE Integrated webcam with microphone

SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION Resource DVD - Contains Diagnostics and Drivers

MODEM No Modem


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I am leaning towards the HP, Ram is cheap and i get windows7 pro for free from job.

What do you guys think?

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November 7, 2009 5:49:53 AM

What's your usage ?
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November 7, 2009 1:52:17 PM

The only real difference that I see:
HP has blu-ray and 2 gig of RAM, XP.
The Dell has standard DVD and 4 gig of RAM, Win7, and a very slightly faster processor.
I would personally go for the Dell, but it would be nice to have Bly-ray in a laptop.
Maybe the Dell upgraded with a Blu-ray player?
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November 9, 2009 1:12:26 AM

We still need to wait for OP's preferred usage...
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