HP Pavilion dv6 vs Dell XPS 15

Can any one help me choose between these two

HP dv6 and DEll xps 15

HP dv6 - Around $924.99
HP dv6 Quad Edition (dv6tqe) Laptop with 2nd generation 2011 Core i7 Quad CPU "Sandy Bridge" options and 1GB Radeon HD 6490M / 6770M GDDR5 Graphics. Includes Beats superior audio, USB 3.0, fingerprint reader, free upgrade to 6gb Ram, free upgrade to Blue ray, 640GB 7200 RPM HDD. 15.6" diagonal Full HD HP Anti-glare LED Display (1920 x 1080)

Dell XPS 15 - Around $999 to $1100
Fully Loaded 2nd generation Dell XPS 15 with Core i7, 1080p screen, 6GB RAM and Blu-ray


Overall which one would be a better performer and value for money.

And, should I go for Quad (i7) or i5 processors ? (Software dev, and occassional gaming)

Thanks
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  1. Exact specs of dv6

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    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1
    2nd generation Intel(R) Quad Core(TM) i7-2630QM (2.0 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) w/Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz
    1GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6490M Graphics [HDMI, VGA]
    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
    30% OFF! High Capacity 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (standard) - Up to 5.75 hours of battery life +++
    15.6" diagonal Full HD HP Anti-glare LED Display (1920 x 1080)
    Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
    HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone and HP SimplePass Fingerprint Reader
    Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN with Wireless Display Support
    Standard Keyboard with numeric keypad
    HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

    $1,013.99

    Dell XPS
    PROCESSOR 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz edit
    OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English edit
    OFFICE SOFTWARE Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook edit
    SERVICE PLAN 1 Year Home Express Service edit
    VIDEO CARD NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M 1GB graphics with Optimus edit
    MEMORY 6GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory edit
    HARD DRIVE 500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive edit
    SECURITY SOFTWARE McAfee Security Center with VirusScan, Firewall, Spyware Removal, 30-Day Trial edit
    HD DISPLAY 15.6 FHD B+RGLED TL (1920x1080) and Skype-Certified 2.0MP HD Webcam edit
    INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE 8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive) edit
    WIRELESS + BLUETOOTH Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 & Bluetooth 3.0 edit
    BATTERY OPTIONS 90 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery edit

    $1,184.99
    SOUND OPTIONS JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3
  2. I would say go for the Dell because of the automatically switching NVIDIA graphics and backlit keyboard.
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