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By TLJustice
Apr 11, 2016
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  1. I'm not sure if this is the correct place to put this but, I need some help. (Not urgent) So I was thinking of buying a new laptop because.. Let's face it, my current one is crap. I'm debating whether I should get the 'Dell XPS 13', 'Asus K501UX', or the 'Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7559'.These are the specs and prices (on ebay): (By the way, this is in Australia Dollars)

    Dell XPS 13 - $1 599
    Display - 13" 1920x1080 Infinity Display
    CPU/Video Card - Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    RAM - 8GB
    SSD - 256GB
    Processor - 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200U

    Asus K501UX - $1 249
    Display - 15.6"
    CPU/Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
    RAM - 8GB
    SDD - 256GB (There is an extra slot for you to put in extra SSD, if you want.)
    Processor - 6th Generation Intel Core i5

    Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7559 - $1 349
    Display - 15.6" 1920x1080
    CPU/Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
    RAM - 8GB
    HDD - 1TB Hybrid with 8GB Flash
    Processor - 6th Generation Intel Core i7 6700HQ Skylake Processor

    I'll mostly be using it for gaming, recording, editing, and sometimes watching videos.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2016
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    It would be easier to recommend them if you posted the specs - specifically the display size and resolution, CPU, RAM, SSD/Hard disk capacity and whether or not it has a dedicated GPU - and the model of it.

    Without this the prices above are meaningless, I'm afraid.
     
  3. TLJustice

    TLJustice TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Aight, I've added the specs.
     
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Thanks. This is the one I'd recommend:

    Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7559 - $1 349
    Display - 15.6" 1920x1080
    CPU/Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
    RAM - 8GB
    HDD - 1TB Hybrid with 8GB Flash
    Processor - 6th Generation Intel Core i7 6700HQ Skylake Processor

    My reasons for this are:
    1. It has the stronger CPU, as well as Hyper-Threading, giving you 8 threads - great for video editing.
    2. It also has the strongest GPU of all three models. Essential if you want to game at even moderate resolution/settings.
    3. The lack of true flash storage is made up for with the FHD display, high-end CPU and decent mGPU.

    The Dell XPS would be awful for gaming as it doesn't offer a dedicated GPU and it's overpriced/wrong laptop format for your intended usage as well.
     
  5. TLJustice

    TLJustice TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ah, okay thank you very much! :)
     
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    No problem at all.
     
  7. bluejolls

    bluejolls TS Booster Posts: 107   +8

    I usually go with Asus so I may be biased.
    I'd prefer the lighter Asus (1 pound makes a difference, being <5 pounds would've been ideal compared to what I used in college (N51SV)). I'd also choose the Asus because of the i7, which uses less power and should have a longer battery life, also important for portability.
    There's some differences in keyboard layout, Asus also wins in this. If you're gaming, the Dell is a better choice with a far better graphics card. I think it also looks nicer.
     
  8. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    For gaming and video editing the Dell is far superior to the Asus.
     
  9. cartera

    cartera TS Addict Posts: 296   +78

    I'm in agreement with leeky, the Dell 15 wins hands down out of those. They negative about the the hybrid HDD shouldnt put you off as you could upgrade to an SSD at a later date. SSD prices are almost rock bottom now too.
     

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