I have the option between an HP with these options:
HP EliteBook 8530w
Audio Output Type Integrated
Audio Output Type Speaker(s)
Audio Output Type Stereo
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
Compliant Standards EPEAT Silver
Compliant Standards Energy Star
Floppy Type No Floppy Drive
Hard Drive Capacity 320 GB (has fall protection)
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Storage Controller Type SATA
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
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?