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#16 Kilroy

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:31 PM

I've supported and owned both Dell and HP and there really isn't much difference.

 

Dell allows you to look up your information by service tag so that you have the exact information on your machine.  HP allows you to look by model or serial number.  Dell would be my choice here.

 

Other than that they both have good models and bad models and only over time do you find out which is which.



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 06:13 PM

Dell allows you to look up your information by service tag so that you have the exact information on your machine.  HP allows you to look by model or serial number.

Can you specify how to do that? Thanks.
 

I do however like this one Windows 10 Pro

Now (or soon) that Windows 10 allows the home version to delay updates as well, what would be the reason to get a pro version (other than getting Group Policy Editor)?


Edited by bcmo, 08 February 2017 - 02:06 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:15 AM

HP Support just search your model number.  HP also allows you to get the Service and Maintenance manual which contains the tear down information.

 

Dell Support.  You will need an actual Service Tag to look a machine up.



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:07 PM

Dell Support.  You will need an actual Service Tag to look a machine up.

Thank you.
What do you mean by service tag?

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:53 PM

It is similar to a serial number and is on a data plate on the Dell device.  You can click on the See Details link below the enter Service Tag field on the Dell Support link.



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 09:54 PM

Thank you.

 

I do however like this one Windows 10 Pro

What benefits of the pro version do you have in mind?

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:17 PM

HP Support just search your model number.  HP also allows you to get the Service and Maintenance manual which contains the tear down information.

 

Dell Support.  You will need an actual Service Tag to look a machine up.

They give more information that what is available on Amazon?



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:35 AM

Here is a good article for you, there may be some more subtle differences that I'm not aware of also.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/feature/windows/windows-10-home-vs-windows-10-pro-uk-difference-3618710/


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:52 AM

Dont like HP driver support so id take the dell.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:41 PM

Here is a good article for you, there may be some more subtle differences that I'm not aware of also.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/feature/windows/windows-10-home-vs-windows-10-pro-uk-difference-3618710/

Thanks.

 

HP Support just search your model number.  HP also allows you to get the Service and Maintenance manual which contains the tear down information.

 

Dell Support.  You will need an actual Service Tag to look a machine up.

Are there any way to find these tags or model numbers online, or only once you purchase the machine (in which case there's no more need to look up and compare the specs)?



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 09:25 PM

@bcmo, all the specs you should need are at those sites you linked us too?

 

If you want some Official Specs you might find them with the Model# found at the purchase site you are viewing, but that don't always work.  I pay close attention to the Reviews, and look at the Official site also, then, Amazon, Ebay, newegg...anywhere you can find some good feedback.  When I see a pc that don't have any reviews I'm a little suspicious, maybe for no good reason but that's just what I think.

 

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:51 PM

I personally say in terms of quality control Dell is better than Hewlett-Packard however if you don't want a Windows 10 experience Dell does offer a Linux laptop or two and they are very compliant with Linux standards so if you don't like Windows 10 Linux is a good option for you

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 12:29 AM

My self of late i had to deal with some HP systems and man its like when they make a computer they only give you divers for one version of windows, if you don't like it too bad, that douse very little for me in regards to costumer support / hardware support.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:15 PM

@bcmo, all the specs you should need are at those sites you linked us too?

Right, so my question is what those support pages (from Dell and HP) offer in addition.

I'm thinking something with specs similar to this or this from HP, and this, this or this from Dell.

Does anyone know if all of these laptops have batteries that are can be removed from the laptop with just a flicking of a switch?

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:38 PM

 

@bcmo, all the specs you should need are at those sites you linked us too?

Right, so my question is what those support pages (from Dell and HP) offer in addition.

I'm thinking something with specs similar to this or this from HP, and this, this or this from Dell.

Does anyone know if all of these laptops have batteries that are can be removed from the laptop with just a flicking of a switch?

 

Specific Drivers, Manuals and other support info.

 

I've already spent a lot of time looking at those for you, but most laptops these days you can remove the batteries very easily, yes.  Look up the laptop at the official site and or just do a search for a User's Manual for the pc in question and look to see if battery can be removed.


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