Comparing laptops

Dec 14, 2012
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  1. Hi everyone,

    Right now im looking at 2 different laptops and id appreciate some input on them as to which one I should pick.

    The first one is the samsung series 5 ultra touch and the other is the hp envy touchsmart, both these lapotops have basically the same specs (i5, 8gigs ram, touchscreen, $899) but the key difference between the two is that the samsung has a 128 gb SSD and the HP has a 500gb hardrive with a 32gb ssd hydrid. I've always thought the stand alone SSD would be much faster and thats what I care about at this point I can handle the lower amount of storage on the laptop just using a external harddrive.

    So what im asking is that opinions on these 2 computers and any tips about this SSD/HDD hybrid drive

    Thanks in advance
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,189   +225

    I would go with the HP(y)
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +585

    The specs for the HP are clearly better (re the HDD) - - BUT I personally dislike HP products and would recommend you continue your search.

    Just last spring my Toshiba Laptop died a horrid death and I elected to replace it with a Dell N5050 in which I am very pleased for my usage (ie: non-gamer).

    Also totally disinterested in the Touch Technology (ie: my laptop is not a public kiosk device :) )
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    SSD > hybrid. Better speed, better battery life.
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,426   +142

    I would get the Samsung for sure.
    It does depend on how much storage space you want but an SSD is going to be a lot faster.
    Plus I think that Samsung comes with a lot less crap.
  6. Zeutrinox

    Zeutrinox TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Get the HP.

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