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    anyone any good with laptops?

    Can't decide between the DELL studio 15 or HP dv6-2115.....
    Would love any advice or comments you can offer!
    Thanks all in advance
    Links in 1st post......

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    dell always wins my vote

    Theres a lot of love for dell on this site, which convinced me try them & I must admit they're good.

    The HP is the better laptap but it depends what you are using it for... if its not a price issue the HP wins all day long :thumbsup:

    sorry, looked at the wrong dell laptop! lol
    Dell slightly faster but the HP has hdmi

    Flip a coin, lol

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    g1bbuk;8762720

    Theres a lot of love for dell on this site, which convinced me try them & … Theres a lot of love for dell on this site, which convinced me try them & I must admit they're good.


    Dell are fantastic and my current laptop is dell and has lasted me nearly 4 years before looking like reaching the end of its life........

    jonny619447;8762729

    The HP is the better laptap but it depends what you are using it for... … The HP is the better laptap but it depends what you are using it for... if its not a price issue the HP wins all day long :thumbsup:



    In what way is the HP better?

    I'm drawn more towards the HP because it has a faster HD (7200rpm), a DVD DL burner (which I don't need but would be handy to not need to have to get out the external everytime i have a new xbox game!), Bluetooth and Wireless N and I can buy it and have it in my hands straight away. It does however have a worse processor but I don't play PC games anyways......


    The other thing is If i go for DELL, I'm too tempted to upgrade the screen and the processor, at a cost of 120, but the limit on my credit card is 600 and I'd rather not go over that so I can pay it off bit by bit.....

    Vote goes for Dell...

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    jonny619447;8762741

    sorry, looked at the wrong dell laptop! lolDell slightly faster but the … sorry, looked at the wrong dell laptop! lolDell slightly faster but the HP has hdmiFlip a coin, lol



    Dell one is the 2.26ghz but intel i5 and OCs to 2.53
    HP is 2.6 or 2.7 but AMD dual core......
    Does processor make THAT much difference between these two?

    And both have HDMI. but Dell one has a media remote which is nice..... but will realistically never use it lol

    secretmsg;8762761

    Vote goes for Dell...



    Is there that much difference in brand/ build quality/ longevity between HP and Dell?
    Only difference I can see is that HP give 2 year warranty and Dell only one.....

    Always gone for Dell. Never had a problem, apart from my brother treading on my laptop and breaking the screen...

    Dell-icious.

    czar.nik;8762764

    Dell one is the 2.26ghz but intel i5 and OCs to 2.53HP is 2.6 or 2.7 but … Dell one is the 2.26ghz but intel i5 and OCs to 2.53HP is 2.6 or 2.7 but AMD dual core......Does processor make THAT much difference between these two?And both have HDMI. but Dell one has a media remote which is nice..... but will realistically never use it lolIs there that much difference in brand/ build quality/ longevity between HP and Dell?Only difference I can see is that HP give 2 year warranty and Dell only one.....



    the intel has a bigger cache 3mb compared to 2 :)... on top of the fact IMO intel is ahead of amd and spends a lot more on R&D

    Intel one for me as much as i hate Dell build quality.

    My last laptop was a dell. Slowed down until it was unusuable and had to be reformatted, battery died completely after six months, and after a year refused to charge anything or work from mains.

    Now using a HP dv6 and love it to bits. Would never have a Dell again.

    Dell all day long for me, my first laptop was a dell. I then had a FS amilo and an advent 6553, both nothing but trouble and ended up coming back to dell. Ive now got a dell 1750 and love it, wouldnt get anything else from now on.

    Have owned both makes. Think that Dells run quieter and the fan for the graphics card on my HP dv-5 outputs downwards so makes the laptop too hot to use on my lap for long periods. Like the look of the HP's better though. If you use it on a desk all the time go for the HP otherwise Dell.

    Original Poster

    OK i'm gonna take everyone's advice and go for the dell.
    Only question is do I stick with the i5 2.26 or upgrade to a higher i5 (50/70) or upgrade to an i7 1.6 (90)
    Also, is it worth the 70 quid to upgrade the screen?
    15 to upgrade to wireless n?
    30 to get a backlit keyboard?
    Would love your thoughts on this! Would really like this laptop to be good enough to last me 3/4 years, like my current one has but its so hard to resist the temptation to upgrade EVERYTHING! lol

    Adding i7 720 QM would knock the laptops cpu up to 9th in the Comparison of Mobile Processors (CPU Benchmarks)

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    dontasciime;8766422

    Adding i7 720 QM would knock the laptops cpu up to 9th in the Comparison … Adding i7 720 QM would knock the laptops cpu up to 9th in the Comparison of Mobile Processors (CPU Benchmarks)



    compared to what currently, for the i5 520?

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    dontasciime;8766466

    keep up … keep up :lolyeahhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/692689/anyone-any-good-with-laptops/showpost.php?p=8762937&postcount=14



    oops sorry! my bad!
    Thanks for all the help

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    dontasciime;8766466

    keep up … keep up :lolyeahhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/692689/anyone-any-good-with-laptops/showpost.php?p=8762937&postcount=14



    its actually 28th to 19th....
    as mine is the i7 720m rather than the i5 520

    czar.nik;8767816

    its actually 28th to 19th....as mine is the i7 720m rather than the i5 520



    They must have adjusted it today then

    and you need to check show only netobook cpu as well

    http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9509/44532199.th.png

    9th 720QM
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