Dell and Helwett-Packard are two of the best and most famous computer producers throughout the entire world. But if we compare the two companies, or better yet, the company’s products, which is the best? Let’s see who the winner is in this Dell versus HP laptop fight.
It’s very difficult to compare the whole company to another because one may be really good at assembling systems but have lousy customer service and the other one may have laptops with original display and still have trouble shipping the products in due time. We are going to see a comparison between Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop and the HP Pavilion dv6500t and let you decided which the best is. As far as design goes, the dv6500t has a glossy black lid with a very nice imprint finish which makes it look very elegant. Inspiron 1520 gives you the possibility to choose the lid color but other than that, it looks quite boring. The HP Pavilion dv6500t is thinner than the Inspiron 1520. The 9-cell battery of the Inspiron also makes it heavier compared to its opponent.
In terms of ports and features, things are quite similar except for the fact that the Inspiron 1520 has four USB ports while the Pavilion dv6500t has only three. As for the keyboard, the Inspiron wins. Its keys are solid with no flex, unlike the Pavilion’s keys which are not that firm and you won’t feel comfortable if you push them harder. The touchpad in the dv6500t is bigger and that makes it easier to use and it also has an on/off switch. One good thing about HP Pavilion models is that they come with a finger print reader is which located right between the two touchpad buttons but this is more of a “business” feature since us regular users do not have much need of fingerprint authentication on secure websites.
The multimedia round should have an interesting finish. You will find media control buttons on both laptop models, both of them have a remote control and you can get access to media without logging on to Windows. If you are into chatting with your long-distance friends, you should know that both of these laptops have webcams. Although the HP Pavilion dv6500t has done pretty good so far, the Dell Inspiron 1520 has better components. The Inspiron has an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0GHz processor while the Pavilion has an Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 1.8GHz one. Both laptops have 160GB of available disk space but the Dell model has 2GB of RAM while the Pavilion has only 1. Even the graphics card is better on the Inspiron (nVidia 8600M GT) than the one on the dv6500t (nVidia 8600M GT) and if you are a game player than the Inspiron is more suitable for you. The wireless card is the same on both models but the battery on the Inspiron is better (and heavier since it’s a 9-cell battery) than the Pavilion’s 6-cell battery. Something we were really surprised to find out is that even if it has better features and more powerful components, the Dell Inspiron 1520 did not have any overheating issues. In fact, it runs quite smooth, quite and cool. Both laptops have the same Intel wireless system and you get a Bluetooth device with both of them. Although these notebooks look similar in features (let’s face it, they are neither good nor bad), the Inspiron 1520 really stands out in comparison with its opponent, the slim-looking HP Pavilion dv6500t. They are both good option if you are looking for an acceptable mainstream laptop and you could also get any of them at a good price.
Generally speaking, the two companies are quite powerful brands in the computer industry and they have a history and experience in producing these machines. They offer laptops from really cheap to very expensive. Both of the companies have famous laptop models that are designed for gamer (the Dell XPS and the HP Blackbird) and Dell even owns Alienware, a very popular name in gaming machinery material. Let’s talk a bit about the particulars of each of these two grand names.
HP has a lot more models available on the market that Dell but they could start to improve the website. Don’t get us wrong, the site is useful, but Dell’s website is much more fun to browse and colorful, really live-looking. Dell offers really from cheap computers (the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook can be purchased for about 300 dollars) to very expensive (the Dell Adamo basic laptop model is $2000). The Dell Inspiron series allows you really customize the appearance of your laptop as you can choose between different available case colors. Dell has the Inspiron Mini series and this used to be a good advantage for Dell until HP also developed and released the HP Mini. Another thing we have noticed is that Dell that many more price promotions and it’s probable you will find good holiday sales for a Dell model. We’ve looked into some reviews and people are happier and it would appear the Dell also has better customer service than HP.
It would seem that Dell is winning in the Dell versus HP laptop fight. In the end, it’s all about the customer needs and their preferences. The truth is that these two companies are in a constant struggle to be the best. Not only that, they are also arch enemies. If one has a good online promotion, it won’t be long until the other one also has a promotion offer. This is because they are always competing with each other. The big difference between these two brands is the design. Most HP laptops are shiny and glossy while Dell laptops have a more standard look (except for some Inspiron models which are shiny as well). Let’s just say that you will have to clean your HP laptop more often because of fingerprints. Both laptops brand can customize most of their models according to your preferences and they are both available for online purchase directly from their website (you have to order and pay in advance) or at different retailers. Just know that whatever you may choose you will be having a laptop from one of the best laptop brands on the market; that, you can be sure of!
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