HP EliteBook 8540w
Core i7 620M 2.66ghz
Nvidia quadro fx880m 1gb GDDR3 VRAM
15.6 screen 1600x900 resolution
Dell studio xps 16
Core 2 Duo 2.53
ATI Mobility radon hd 5730 1gb gddr3 vram
16" screen 1920x1080 resolution
Which do u guys think Is better, i'm upgrading from a MacBook pro, I'm sick of osx it doesn't give me freedom
As Maziar expressed, it really depends on what you will use your laptop for. The HP has a more powerful, faster processor, but the Dell has more hard drive space and better screen resolution. What did you primarily use your previous laptop for?
the laptop is for casual gaming, converting HD videos and testing network security with backtrack
The HP laptop is more of a workstation while the Dell is ideal for video editing. Either one is suitable to the purposes you described, although you may want to check the system requirements of the games you want to play to make sure the graphics cards can handle them.