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Compaq F700 vs, Inspiron 1501

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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
June 8, 2010 8:34:22 PM

I bought the F700 used less than a month ago. Today the Inspiron lands in my lap. So now I have both and need to figure out which one is better to keep, including things like longevity, average failure rates and whatnot (those things I don't know.)

I'll be installing XP on whichever one I keep, because besides general use I'll be using it for old games, like 2004 and older. I'll then either restore vista or put 7 on the other one and sell it on ebay. I'll be watching auctions for both to decide on that part.

F700/F759WM - 2ish years old Dell Inspiron 1501 - more than 2 years old at least

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 TK-57 CPU: AMD Turion x2
CPU speed: 1.9 gigahertz CPU speed: 1.8 gigahertz

RAM: 2 gigs DDR2 800 RAM: 2 gigs DDR2 667

Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7000M/610M Graphics: Xpress 1150

Hard drive: 160 gig 5400RPM drive Hard drive: 120 gig 5400RPM drive

Thoughts anyone?

Edit: Same screen size 15.6 and resolution 1280x800 for both. I think the F700 has more brightness in general and definitely has more range in brightness settings.

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a b D Laptop
June 10, 2010 2:34:58 AM

Here's a link to laptop reliability:

I'd stick with the Dell, as in my opinion, they are rather reliable in comparison to any HP/Compaq (they are junk). In other words, you'll get the most use out of the Dell.
June 10, 2010 5:45:14 AM

I've seen some stuff to that effect.

Does anyone else have an opinion?
June 13, 2010 9:23:57 PM

bump, nobody has an idea about which would be better?