I've been wanting a 17" laptop for a while and have been watching prices at Sam's Club. I prefer buying at Sam's Club because I can use it for 90 days and get a refund if I don't like it. I also realize that model numbers don't tell the whole story because they are generally assigned separately for Sam's Club and the like and the same laptops might have different models elsewhere.
My use of a laptop will be relatively light duty. I plan on loading all my automotive reference material on to the laptop and then using it in my workshop as well as getting on the internet while in the workshop, both of which I can already do with my cheap, old laptop but it's a bit slow and I'd like a bigger screen.
Two laptops recently had a price drop from $499 to $449. One is a Dell and one is an HP. There are some reviews on the Dell but none on the HP.
There appear to be minor differences between the two but they appear comparable just the same.
I have a Dell desktop and an HP desktop. Both work fine so I don't have any axe to grind with either company.
Please provide an evaluation of the pros and cons of each.
Here they are: