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 Laptop choosing. Dell or HP.

My mom is offering to get me a laptop for school. I do Lots of powerpoint, essays, and movie editing, so having a standalone work computer would be nice. She isnt going to buy me an XPS, alienware, or something crazy. So, Im looking at Inspirion from Dell, and Pavillion from HP. I want at least a 15 inch monitor, 60 gig harddrive, gig of ram, and a mobile videocard. HP runs Nvidia and offers AMD. Dell is ATI and Intel. I dont claim brand loyalty. The cheapest processor I can run in the Dell is a 1.6 Duo, and a Sempron 3400 1.8 in the HP. I dont know a whole lot about either run of processors. So, IM asking around. And sorry if I look like an ass fr no apostrophes, but everytime I hit the key, it opens the Ctrl+F find window.

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I have an Inspiron and I love it. I never have had problems yet so I would rate it pretty high. If you plan on doing movie editing though, 60gigs may not be enough. You could just buy and external harddrive for pretty cheap though. You may want a desktop instead though; to buy a decent laptop it costs about the same as it is to buy a very high end desktop.

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Exact specs. Dell Intel Duo 1.66GHZ 2x1MB L2 cache. ATI 1300 Mobile, 128MB. Generic 1gig DDR2. Hp. AMD Sempron 3400 1.8 512K, generic ram. Nvidia 256MB 7200Go. I don't need massive performance. I just don't want to wait forever for movies to edit. And, for inbetween classes, run games on decent levels. >.>. The University of Akron lied...it's a very boring campus during the day. Oh well, it's on the same tier as OSU for engineering, and not that far behind Case.

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Exact specs. Dell Intel Duo 1.66GHZ 2x1MB L2 cache. ATI 1300 Mobile, 128MB. Generic 1gig DDR2. Hp. AMD Sempron 3400 1.8 512K, generic ram. Nvidia 256MB 7200Go. I don't need massive performance. I just don't want to wait forever for movies to edit. And, for inbetween classes, run games on decent levels. >.>. The University of Akron lied...it's a very boring campus during the day. Oh well, it's on the same tier as OSU for engineering, and not that far behind Case.

I just ordered an Alienware laptop...under $1500 and Intel core duo 1.66ghz 2G Ram, 100G SATA 7300rpm HD...can't wait till it gets here

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Editing movies on a laptop? Nah, takes too long and not enough hd space for my taste. Good luck

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I have an Inspiron and I love it. I never have had problems yet so I would rate it pretty high. If you plan on doing movie editing though, 60gigs may not be enough. You could just buy and external harddrive for pretty cheap though. You may want a desktop instead though; to buy a decent laptop it costs about the same as it is to buy a very high end desktop.

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Went with the Dell. The dual core and huge cache pushed me. The HP had free upgrade to 80 gigs, and dvd burnerw/lightscribe. I'll just transfer the file to my computer, and burn to dvd that way. Both videocards would perform around the same, so that wasn't a deal for me. Couple that with the fact my first computer as a Dell, and it ran fine, and my mom's is running fine. Thanks for the advice. And to...second poster, I need it primarily for note taking, but movie editing*like..5 minute movies* is a nice touch for speech class.

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