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New Laptop: Dell or HP?


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#1 Sophi

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:40 PM

I'm in the market for a new laptop. My last two were both HP's and neither lasted much longer than a year, so I'm a little hesitant to buy from them again. I've numbered it down to two laptops, but I'm not sure which to get. I'll be using it mostly for uploading pictures, editing pictures, web browsing, and school.

Here are the two I'm torn between: http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-g6-1b87CL/16662280 or http://www.walmart.com/ip/Dell-15.6-320GB-iN5030-1584OBK/16560727

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:12 PM

First of all, what is your budget?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:15 PM

First of all, what is your budget?

I'd like to stay under $500, if possible.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:25 PM

Anybody...?

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:00 PM

Well my first thought would be to stick with the HP, ive always loved them and their customer service. That being said, with HP in the process of selling their PC division Id be hesitant, because a switchover could negatively affect customer support in the future if you have issues. I would stay away from dell, if its a choice between HP and dell, go HP. If your not stuck, id look into either ASUS or Toshiba laptops.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:23 PM

Another question: AMD or intel processor? What's the difference? Which would be better for pictures(uploading, editing, etc.)?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:14 AM

Since those tasks are basic, Intel or AMD would do the trick.

Lenovo G770 (10372MU)- This has the latest 2nd generation i series processor with a large 17.3inch screen and has a 750GB storage space with 4GB of ram.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 08:22 AM

Either would work, I would lean towards amd their cheaper and you get more bang for your buck. Just dont go cheap amd-you want either a athlon or phenom.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:08 AM

Cheap as in a single core AMD Sempron or the V Series.

Edited by killerx525, 19 October 2011 - 09:08 AM.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:17 PM

Well I would steer clear of HP because of them selling off their PC division.

I checked around and this site seems to show an Acer AS1430Z-4677 as the best.

It also listed the HP and the Lenovo, so might worth a shot to take a peak...

http://get.com/what-is-the-best-laptop-under-500/q1326v

Otherwise, I personally prefer Dell for their hardware and customer support.

Anything Dell under your budget should do the trick. Good luck Sophi.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:42 PM

That site is very inaccurate, the only reason why it is number one on the list is because anyone can just simply just click 'agree' and say it is good. Acer's laptop build quality isn't that good when compared to other brands like Toshiba, Asus etc which hence why when another laptop with the exact same specs is more expensive then the Acer laptop.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:24 AM

hp is my personal recommendation

just google it for further info.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:34 AM

hp is my personal recommendation

just google it for further info.

Further info for what?

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:19 PM

Just a quick note HP isn't selling its computer division after all. The numbers didn't work.

In laptops I avoid AMD where possible, More heat to get rid of. The HP laptops in the dv9000 / dv2000 series that had the most problems were the ones with AMD & NVidia video. The extra heat killed the NVidia.

Having said that & knowing why I shouldn't have, when Windows 7 was new I spent a whole $329 on a Acer laptop with a low end AMD CPU to play with Win7 on. I use it for online banking, Bill paying, Income tax and Internet shopping only on brand name type sites, IE Newegg, Amazon. No Browsing and no E-Mail for it as I want it to stay clean to protect my finances. I have this year souped it up to decent performance with an SSD. I'm also tempted to get one of the Dual core AMDs that will work in it as an upgrade. I did say low end.

My Main laptop is a Toshiba slightly older with dual core Intel & SSD plus choice of XP Pro or Vista Business or Win7 boot drives. Nice & fast.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:04 AM

I would just completely avoid the whole DV series as they are just trouble even the ones without the AMD and Nvidia combination. The most common problems with HP laptops is overheating issues, monitor issues and dead graphics chip which i have seen myself and on the internet. IMO, Toshiba lasts much longer then HP and your paying extra for something that will last. I've had my Toshiba laptop for just about 4 years now and it hasn't pooped out yet on me after countless hours of use during the time of purchase. My laptop has to last for me about for another 6 years in which by then i would hopefully finish university and put the laptop into retirement.

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