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February 6, 2011 5:31:17 AM

Hi Guys,

I am undecided between two laptops, and was hoping that I could get some feedback from you experts. The two laptops are Dell XPS 15 and Asus N53J.

A quick comparison is that, processor are the same, ram is the same, and weight is approximately the same. However the dell has twice the video memory, a better hard drive (speed wise) , and a 9 cell battery. The asus apparently last for about 1.5 hours on a 6 cell. but the dell goes (according to dell's website) 9 hours on battery.

It seems the dell is the better of the two for the same ($1000) price tag. Here are the actual specs.

Here is the DELL:


Processor & Memory:

Intel® Core™ i7-740QM Processor (1.73GHz)
6MB cache
6GB DDR3 SDRAM
Drives:

750GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
8x Tray Load Dual Layer DVD±R Drive
Graphics & Video:

15.6" High Definition LED Display
2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M Graphics
Communications:

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000
10/100/1000 Network Card
Integrated 2.0MP Webcam
Audio:

JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3
I/O Ports & Slots:

1x 9-in-1 Card Reader
2x USB 3.0
1x USB 2.0 (eSATA/PowerShare combo)
1x RJ-45 (LAN)
1x AC Adapter Connector
Audio Jacks (Headphone with SPDIF support (2), Mic-in)
1x HDMI Port
1x Mini DisplayPort
Operating System:

Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Additional Software:

McAfee Pearl MUI - 30 Day
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
Power Supply:

9-Cell Battery
Additional Information:

Dimensions: W 15" x D 10.4" x H 1.3" front - 1.5" back
Weight (Approximately): 6.51 lbs
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And the ASUS:

rocessor & Memory:

Intel® Quad-Core™ i7-740QM Processor at 1.73GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.93Ghz)
6 MB L3 Cache (4GB usable)
1333MHz Front Side Bus (1066MHz RAM speed)
6GB 1066MHz DDR3 RAM (12GB max)

Drives:

640GB (5400RPM) SATA hard drive
8x Tray Load Dual Layer DVD±R Drive

Graphics & Video:
15.6" High Definition LED Display
NVIDIA GT425M 1GB DDR3 VRAM
Integrated 2.0MP webcam

Communications:

Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth v2.1
Audio:

Built-in Bang & Olfusen Speakers with ICEpower technology

Card Slots:

5-in-1 digital multimedia card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
Ports:

1x USB 3.0
3x USB 2.0
1x eSATA
HDMI
VGA (15-pin)
Headphone in
Microphone in
Operating System:

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Power Supply:

6-cell Lithium-Ion battery
Additional Information:

Color: Silver Aluminum
Dimensions: 16.8" W x 11.48" D x 1.62" H
Weight : 6.8 lbs



Thanks for all your help.
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February 6, 2011 10:25:03 AM

You did not include the model numbers of the laptops so reviews could be checked.
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February 6, 2011 5:57:20 PM

WR2 said:
You did not include the model numbers of the laptops so reviews could be checked.


Sorry for the confusion. They are both from Costco. The Dell has this model number, which I think is specific to costco's website: 570949872

Here is the link to the Dell: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=116217...|84|56670&N=4047229%204294899772&Mo=6&No=3&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=

The Asus is: Asus N53JQ_XC1

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