DELL OR COMPAQ???

monkajanik

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Okay, my mother is buying my 16-year old sister a new laptop, as her old Toshiba Satellite has finally died after 5 years. We're looking at the cheap end, as she won't use it for hardcore gaming or anything like that, she just needs a nice laptop for studying, browsing the internet, watching movies etc. So, I found 2 good deals, one for Dell Inspiron 15-3520 and one for Compaq CQ58-261SA.
As they have pretty similar specs and almost the same price, I was wondering which one to go with.
Please help me out (I don't want any wars/disputes between fanboys, just an objective opinion).

These are the links:
http://direct.asda.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-3520-Laptop---15.6ins---Celeron-B820-Processor---500GB-HDD/000550823,default,pd.html
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/compaq-cq58-261sa-15-6-laptop-17563651-pdt.html

Thanks in advance for any help! :)
 

Azn Cracker

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I dont know how you consider this a good deal. Seems like everyday price. The celeron processors are weak. I recommend neither of them. Get an i3 instead. It will be well worth it.

Imo dell has better build quality than compaq.
 

monkajanik

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They are not amazing deals, but compared to similar quality laptops for the same price they have more ram and/or hard drive. The Toshiba was running on Vista and Intel Celeron and it lasted 5 long years haha, so like I said, for the purposes she uses it for it doesn't need to be anything better. I'll have a look for i3 laptops and the prices, but for now I'm trying to decide which one has (like you said) better build quality.