Laptop users often wonder whether their preference should lie with Dell or with HP. While brand loyalty is real (as seen with MacBook users), Dell and HP are two of the top laptop brands in the world. Thus, coming to a conclusion isn’t easy.
However, we’re going to be honest, and tell you that there is no straightforward answer to which of the two brands is superior. It depends on the tastes of the laptop user, the user interface that he or she is familiar with, and the specs required for his or her line of work. Of course, your budget will be taken into consideration as well.
Let us make two comparisons in two upscale price categories, namely the Rs. 50,000 price segment, and the Rs. 1 lakh + price segment
Mid-range laptop comparison
For our first comparison, in the under Rs. 50,000 price segment, it is a face-off between the HP i5 laptop and the Dell Inspiron 3501.
The HP i5 laptop that we are looking at is the HP 14 i5 model number 14-ck2018tu. This Notebook is powered by the Intel i5 10th generation processor. Windows 10 Home OS with lifetime validity also comes preloaded. The laptop runs on 8GB RAM, and it has 512 GB SSD storage to store your files and important data.
The Dell Inspiron 3501, on the other hand, is powered by the 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 processor. It comes with Windows 10 Home OS, and runs on 8GB RAM. Last but not least, it packs 1TB HDD storage, which gives you more storage space, but since it comes with HDD-type storage, the laptop is a little slower while booting up, as compared to the HP i5 laptop.
While it’s a tough call to decide which is the better machine between these two models from Dell and HP respectively, considering the fact that the HP laptop comes with SSD storage, you would experience faster boot up times, and the laptop will be more responsive than its Dell counterpart.
For our second comparison in the Rs 1 lakh+ price segment, we compare HP 15-EP0142TX Envy with the Dell XPS 13 premium laptops.
The beautifully sleek HP 15-EP0142TX Envy comes with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage. The device also runs on Windows 10 OS. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 comes pre-installed, so that you can work on your presentations and documents. This HP laptop is powered by the Intel i7-10750h 10th generation processor.
Meanwhile, the swanky and slender Dell XPS 13 comes with 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. It too runs on Windows 10 OS, and users buying on the Dell website presently also have the option of purchasing the device with Windows 10 Pro on discount. However, this laptop does not come with Microsoft Office pre-installed. Additionally, the Dell XPS 13 is powered by the 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 processor.
Looking at these specs alone, one might find that the HP 15-EP0142TX Envy certainly has an edge over the Dell XPS 13. Of course, users might have other criteria, but the winner is clear for this particular round.
Overall, for a truly apples-to-apples comparison, hold the specs of specific laptops against each other, rather than taking the brand at face-value.
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