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Need help choosing between Dell XPS and HP Dv6 SE!

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December 15, 2010 2:06:35 AM

Hi,

I'm planning on buying a laptop not later than tomorrow. I torn between:

Dell XPS 15
US$ 1226.66


Software & Services
Silver Anodized Aluminum 15.6" HD (720p) WLED Display with 2.0 MP webcam
Personalize
1 Year Basic Service Plan
Dell Online Backup 2GB for 1 year
My Accessories
Also Includes
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
XPS 15
Intel® Core™ i7-740QM (1.73GHz, 8 threads, turbo boost up to 2.93GHz, 6M cache)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 435M 2GB graphics
6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
640GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
92 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3
No Mobile Broadband Selected
Standard Keyboard - English
No Productivity Software
McAfee SecurityCenter, 15-Months

and

HP Pavilion dv6t Select Edition customizable Notebook PC
US$ 1,000.86


Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Quad Core processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 Graphics [HDMI, VGA] - For Quad Core Processors
FREE Upgrade to 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
640GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
No Additional Office Software
No additional security software
6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (standard) - Up to 5.25 hours of battery life +++
15.6" diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Widescreen Display (1366x768)
No TouchScreen (includes HP TrueVision Webcam)
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
Intel Wireless-N Card
Backlit Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader
HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

Is the dell worth +US$226 more than the HP, i could use that on a monitor.

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a c 244 D Laptop
December 15, 2010 10:29:03 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Definitely go with the HP one.Because,the difference between the CPUs isn't much and you get a slightly faster VGA too.
December 15, 2010 11:38:09 AM

go with the hp.
it has a great graphics card and processor and alot of good goodies.
Marios
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a b D Laptop
December 15, 2010 4:29:20 PM

tenxt06 said:
Hi,

I'm planning on buying a laptop not later than tomorrow. I torn between:

Dell XPS 15
US$ 1226.66


Software & Services
Silver Anodized Aluminum 15.6" HD (720p) WLED Display with 2.0 MP webcam
Personalize
1 Year Basic Service Plan
Dell Online Backup 2GB for 1 year
My Accessories
Also Includes
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
XPS 15
Intel® Core™ i7-740QM (1.73GHz, 8 threads, turbo boost up to 2.93GHz, 6M cache)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 435M 2GB graphics
6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
640GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
92 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3
No Mobile Broadband Selected
Standard Keyboard - English
No Productivity Software
McAfee SecurityCenter, 15-Months

and

HP Pavilion dv6t Select Edition customizable Notebook PC
US$ 1,000.86


Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Quad Core processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 Graphics [HDMI, VGA] - For Quad Core Processors
FREE Upgrade to 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
640GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
No Additional Office Software
No additional security software
6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (standard) - Up to 5.25 hours of battery life +++
15.6" diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Widescreen Display (1366x768)
No TouchScreen (includes HP TrueVision Webcam)
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
Intel Wireless-N Card
Backlit Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader
HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

Is the dell worth +US$226 more than the HP, i could use that on a monitor.


Hi there,

The HP looks like a solid choice. It has great specs and is also an excellent value. Are you going to be using it primarily for gaming?

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
December 15, 2010 9:02:21 PM

Hhm... not primarily for gaming but i will do some. Probably WoW and SC2, mostly is for school chores, so i will writing and reading a lot in it.
December 16, 2010 3:48:42 AM

Also i have another question? would it be safe to buy it on Ebay or its must that must be from HP.com?
a c 244 D Laptop
December 16, 2010 6:09:25 AM

It's safer to buy directly from HP
a b D Laptop
December 16, 2010 3:53:25 PM

tenxt06 said:
Also i have another question? would it be safe to buy it on Ebay or its must that must be from HP.com?


Hi there,

These specs will be sufficient for the uses you described. Also, I agree with Maziar that buying from HP will be the safer option.

I hope this helps!

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
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