Dell XPS 14 vs. Samsung Series 7 Chronos

krgmer6910

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I'm just trying to get as many opinions as possible. I am looking for a mid range ultra-book that will be used primarily for a work computer with some mild gaming. Budget is 1000 dollars before taxes or shipping. I like the 14-15 in form factor, a solid sleek and professional build and would just like it to be able to play stuff like DotA 2 and CS:GO on relatively high settings. I am a chemistry graduate student so I will be doing data analysis and giving presentations regularly with the machine so i needs to have decent processing power. The 2 I have it narrowed down to are

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA22F0P69901

where each have their own pro's and cons. The drives on both systems are mediocre but I am relatively tech savvy so changing it out wont be an issue. The connectivity on the Samsung worries me with the mini-VGA port. Finding a dongle doesn't seem to be the easiest thing where the XPS just has a mini-Displayport which is easy. The glossy screen on the XPS isn't ideal where the Samsung has a matte. The Samsung also has a DVD drive (if i would ever actually need one) as well as slightly better specs. Just any opinions or impressions for either would be extremely helpful. Thanks!
 

Thanatos Telos

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Actually, the HDD's on both are decent. 7200 RPM and a Hybrid is pretty decent on a laptop. Personally, I would go for the Samsung. (Bit better customer service and a faster drive.)
 

krgmer6910

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You are correct about the Samsung drive but the Dell actually has a 5400 RPM hybrid drive. But thanks for the input! I'm leaning more towards the Samsung currently
 

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The chronos has a 5400 drive too. I actually own the chronos. Mine is the 15.6 touchscreen. I too wanted the xps. Glad I went with chronos. Battery rocks. Its ultra thin. Light and it games like a beast. I added an ssd and id never get a different laptop. :) I lobe my chronos
 

yillbs

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After actually looking at your links thats significantly different than mine. I have the radeon 8770 and 1tb drive. No dvd drive and its lighter.. guess my ownership doesntmatter in this case. Buttt id still go with the samsung
 
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