Dell vs. HP: Comparing Laptops
If you’ve gone shopping for a laptop in the last decade you’ve undoubtedly run into two behemoth manufacturers, Dell and Hewlett-Packard.
No matter what you’re looking for in a laptop, HP and Dell have divided up the pie rather well, and between the two, there’s something for almost everyone.
Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition (7520)
$1,069.99 at Dell Small Business The Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition is a well appointed media laptop that delivers fast frame rates and is powered by the latest Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge technology.
Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition (7720)
The Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition is aptly named. It delivers blazing productivity, game-worthy graphics performance, and features a gorgeous 17.3-inch display.
Dell Latitude E6430 ATG
$1,877.50 at Dell Small BusinessFor professional computing out in the field, the Dell Latitude E6430 ATG ruggedized business is hard to beat.
Dell XPS 15
$1,589.99 at Amazon This latest incarnation of the Dell XPS 15 boasts a refined, if not entirely original, design and impressive performance.
Alienware M17x R4
The Alienware M17x R4 adds the latest Intel Core processor and Nvidia Graphics to one of the best gaming laptop chassis in the business. It’s ostentatious, audacious, over the top, and strangely enough, more affordable than rivals.
HP Envy 17
This year’s HP Envy 17 is a fast, loaded media center laptop with the most stunning screen we’ve seen.
HP Envy 14 Spectre
$819.99 at Amazon With its sexy glass casing, fine keyboard, and great battery life, the HP Envy 14 Spectre is a slick premium package.
HP EliteBook 8460p
The HP EliteBook 8460p isn’t the most portable business laptop, but it’s one of the most solid choices both literally and figuratively.
HP Envy 4-1043cl
The HP Envy 4-1043cl ultrabook offers plenty of fine features, like Beats Audio, WiDi 2.0, and generous offerings in software and warranty, not to mention a strong performance boost from Intel’s latest third-generation processor.
HP Folio 13-1020us
The HP Folio 13-1020us is one of the most handsomely designed and well-engineered ultrabooks you can buy for $900.