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HP 630 (4GB ram, 500 GB) vs Dell Inspiron N5040, Ubuntu

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Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
August 5, 2012 1:17:34 PM

Hello, which one of them, would be a better buy. Price is the same, so i canät make a decision on them.

More about : 630 4gb ram 500 dell inspiron n5040 ubuntu

August 5, 2012 2:15:39 PM


Model Name:
HP 630 A6E89EA Laptop

Processor & Chipset:
Processor : Intel® Core™ i3-380M / 2.53 GHz
chipset : Intel GM45 Express

Technology : DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz
Installed Size : 4 GB

Cache Memory:
L3 Cache 3 MB

Hard Disk Drive:
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm - Serial ATA II

Optical Drive:
DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)

Graphics Processor : Integrated (Intel® HD Graphics with up to 1274MB Shared Memory)

Features : HP Anti-Glare
Display Type : 15.6" TFT
Max Resolution : 1366 x 768 ( HD )
Widescreen Display : Yes
LCD Backlight Technology : LED backlight
Image Aspect Ratio : 16:9

Wireless LAN connection : Yes
Wireless LAN type : 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Ethernet LAN connection : Yes
Bluetooth : Yes
Bluetooth version : 3.0
3G network access module : No

USB 2.0 ports quantity : 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity : 1
HDMI ports quantity : 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity : 1
Speaker/ headphone/ line-out jack : 1
Microphone, line-in jack : Yes
S/PDIF out port : No
TV out port : HDMI
Infrared data port : No
DC-in jack : Yes

3x USB 2.0 ports

Integrated Sound System

Camera : Integrated Webcam with Microphone

Technology : lithium-ion
Number of battery cells : 6 pcs
Battery Life : 3-4 Hours (up to 4 hours with power management)

376 mm x 247 mm x 31.8 mm

2-3 Kg (This Model 2.5 Kg)

Operating System:
Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit

Other Preloaded Software:
HP Recovery Manager
HP Support Assistant
HP Wireless Assistant
Cyberlink Power DVD
Cyberlink Power 2 Go
Cyberlink YouCam BE
Symantec Norton™ Internet Security 2011 (60-day trial)
Microsoft Office 2010 preloaded (purchase of a Product Key required to activate a full Office 2010 suite)

Screen size 15.6"
Screen type LED Glare
CPU Pentium P6200, 2.13GHz
Video RAM capacity 4096 MB
HDD 500 GB
HDD rotation speed 5400 rpm
Video Card Intel HD graphics
Native display resolution HD 1366x768
Operating System Linux
Keyboard language ENG/RUS
Battery 6 cell
Weight 2.4 kg
CPU clock 2.13GHz
CPU TurboBoost frequency No
CPU cores 2
CPU HyperThreading No
CPU cache 3MB
Optical drive DVD+/-RW
USB 3.0 No
USB 2.0 3
FireWire No
ExpressCard No
Line out Ir
DisplayPort No
Microphone in Yes
RAM type DDR3
RAM type 1333MHz
BlueTooth No
WebCam Yes
Free ram slots No info
Maximum RAM upgrade option No info
Cardreader SD, MS PRO un xD
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N
Numpad No
Use Home/Business
Speakers Stereo
3G No
a b D Laptop
August 5, 2012 2:31:26 PM

The HP hands down for two reasons:

1) Comes with Windows
2) Faster CPU

August 5, 2012 2:43:14 PM

I heard that the keyboard of HP and the resistance are really bad, do you think that it is correct and if it is, is it still better than Dell ?
a b D Laptop
August 5, 2012 3:01:51 PM

The biggest question you have to ask is how comfortable are you with Linux? If you never used it, stick with Windows. At least with Windows, you don't have to worry about compatibility issues, finding drivers, etc. It just works.

Far as laptop keyboards, I use always an external keyboard anyway for I do too much typing, and prefer a full size keyboard. I've had both HP and Dell laptops, and the keyboards felt the same to me, but again, rarely use them.