laptop endurance: DELL vs HP

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HP or DELL, endurance?

  1. HP

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    33.3%
  2. DELL

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    66.7%
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  1. jnwd

    jnwd Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm hesitating between these 2 laptops:

    1/HP DV5-1017nr: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=3763423

    2/Dell XPS M1530 (T8100, 4G, 320GB, Geforce 8600M GT)

    Im not a gamer, but use multimedia more than average. The price dont make up my concern but what I really want is a good laptop to use for at least 2 years; ince I've been hearing stuffs like Dell has a worse hardware compared to HP.

    Could anyone give me an advise, I would really appreciate it. Thanks, guy!
     
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    xAdonis Notebook Consultant

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    From my experience Dell makes a far better product than HP, but value also exists on a laptop to laptop basis. I know for a fact that the m1530 is a great machine, maybe you should also consider the Studio XPS 16.
     
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    namaiki Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Your HP link isn't working, so here.

    Anyways, I've heard that nVidia G84, G86, G92 and G94 Graphics Cores have a high-ish failure rate, and the 8600m GT in the XPS m1530 is the G84M core, so it might have a higher chance of failing, but I haven't actually heard/read anything specific about the XPS m1530.
     
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    s.almajid Notebook Consultant

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    I was considering the m1530 before but after reading the owner lounge and some other threads in the dell forums I changed my mind. There is a high failure rate for the m1530. I have read that some members had their GPUs fail twice. So if you are going for the m1530 you should consider getting more than one year warranty.

    I have no idea about the HP but I heard some overheating issues. Not sure about it. I think the cooling system on the HP sucks. It is better to check in the HP forums.

    Hope this helps
    S.almajid
     
  5. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Same diff if you ask me. Luck always plays a big role.
     
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