Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 (i5 3rd) vs Samsung Series 3 NP370R5E-S05IN (i5 3rd). Which is better buy?

Bharat Chandak

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Hi,
I'm going to buy a laptop (Usage: specifically multiple Visual studios, moderate gaming and quite more videos on it).

Now, I am stuck between these 2 models that i see fit my budget (Rs. up to 48,000 approx /around $900 ).

1) Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 (Rs. 43,490 or say $805 at local shop, india)

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3337U (3M Cache, up to 2.7 GHz, with 2GB Discrete base)
4GB 1 DIMM (4GB x1) DDR3 1600Mhz
1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
AMD Radeon™ HD 8730M with 2G DDR3 VRAM
Optical drive R/W
Glossy screen
4-cell Lithium Ion (40WHr) Battery
weight: 2.3 kg

Info: http://configure.ap.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=w540109in8&model_id=inspiron-15r-5521&c=in&l=en&s=dhs&cs=indhs1


2) Samsung Series 3 NP370R5E-S05IN (Cost around: Rs.46000 or ~$852 at local shop, India)

Intel Core i5-3230M (3 MB L3 Cache 2.6 GHz, Turbo boost: 2.6+ ) Win8
6GB DDR3 at 1600 Mhz memory
1 TB HDD
AMD Radeon HD 8750M Graphics with 2GB gDDR3 Graphic Memory (PowerExpress)
No optical drive
Anti Reflective Screen
3 Cell (43Wh)
Weight: 1.99 KG

Info: http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/pc-peripherals-printer/notebook/high-performance/NP370R5E-S05IN-spec

As, I am happened to incline more toward Samsung Series 3 laptop than Dell Inspiron 15R, I'd like to know...


a) Now, My main concern is Battery backup ! How much Actual-hours of battery backup "Samsung Series 3 NP370R5E-S05IN" and Dell Inspiron will provide if anyone has experience, guess ?

b) Which of these GPU is better for most of new games today ?? How do yo compare one above with that of Nvidia GT 630M variant?
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c) Which laptop do you recommend me and Why ? (Any better laptops in your mind ? My budget: Rs. 48,000 /or $900 say )


Thanks in advance !
bharat :)
 

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Samsung is building their stuff in house and not sourcing out, therefore based on NOTHING else, I'd go Samsung, and if I ever replace my POS Sony, it will be for Samsung based entirely on that (and the fact I have an 830 series SSD I've been OVER pleased with).
I know it's not a technical answer, but good to think of in the long run should you need support or a warranty repair, since Samsung fixes all their own gear...
 

Bharat Chandak

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Dell Inspiron model seems to last better with more cell under chassis.

Any ideas on how long 3-cell battery of this Samsung series3 will last in a day ??
 

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Forget about the number of cells, look at the watt-hour ratings. The two are quite similar and should last approximately the same amount of time.
 
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