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December 6, 2012 9:14:32 PM

Okay, my mother is buying my 16-year old sister a new laptop, as her old Toshiba Satellite has finally died after 5 years. We're looking at the cheap end, as she won't use it for hardcore gaming or anything like that, she just needs a nice laptop for studying, browsing the internet, watching movies etc. So, I found 2 good deals, one for Dell Inspiron 15-3520 and one for Compaq CQ58-261SA.
As they have pretty similar specs and almost the same price, I was wondering which one to go with.
Please help me out (I don't want any wars/disputes between fanboys, just an objective opinion).

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Thanks in advance for any help! :) 

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December 6, 2012 9:22:40 PM

I dont know how you consider this a good deal. Seems like everyday price. The celeron processors are weak. I recommend neither of them. Get an i3 instead. It will be well worth it.

Imo dell has better build quality than compaq.
December 6, 2012 9:29:19 PM

They are not amazing deals, but compared to similar quality laptops for the same price they have more ram and/or hard drive. The Toshiba was running on Vista and Intel Celeron and it lasted 5 long years haha, so like I said, for the purposes she uses it for it doesn't need to be anything better. I'll have a look for i3 laptops and the prices, but for now I'm trying to decide which one has (like you said) better build quality.