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Should I buy HP EliteBook 8540w Or Dell studio xps 16

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November 16, 2010 11:52:53 AM

HP EliteBook 8540w
Specs
Core i7 620M 2.66ghz
4GB RAM
Nvidia quadro fx880m 1gb GDDR3 VRAM
320gb hdd
15.6 screen 1600x900 resolution
or
Dell studio xps 16
Core 2 Duo 2.53
ATI Mobility radon hd 5730 1gb gddr3 vram
4gb RAM
500gb hdd
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
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November 16, 2010 5:51:27 PM

What's your usage ?
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November 16, 2010 7:11:12 PM

ebewo said:
HP EliteBook 8540w
Specs
Core i7 620M 2.66ghz
4GB RAM
Nvidia quadro fx880m 1gb GDDR3 VRAM
320gb hdd
15.6 screen 1600x900 resolution
or
Dell studio xps 16
Core 2 Duo 2.53
ATI Mobility radon hd 5730 1gb gddr3 vram
4gb RAM
500gb hdd
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


Hi there,

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?

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
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November 16, 2010 7:37:34 PM

the laptop is for casual gaming, converting HD videos and testing network security with backtrack
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November 16, 2010 8:13:00 PM

ebewo said:
the laptop is for casual gaming, converting HD videos and testing network security with backtrack


Hi there,

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.

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
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November 17, 2010 4:50:53 AM

Right^
5730M is a little faster than FX880M,plus quadro cards aren't for gaming.So go with
XPS 16 w/5730M
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November 18, 2010 10:23:19 AM

you have to decide your self, if you need graphics more than cpu power than go with the one with 5730, otherwise choose i7 cpu but you can get dell studio or xps with i5/i7 too
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