Which of these laptops has the best specs?

jessbelow

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I'm trying to trade my laptop on our pawnshop because the one I bought has a bad display, dark and foggy. I'm bad with computers spec and I'm not sure sure which is the best. I search their model number and this are the laptops they are currently selling:

Dell inspiron 13-5368 they selling for $299 - https://www.amazon.com/Dell-i5368-10024GRY-Processor-Microsoft-Signature/dp/B01F3R99HY

Hewlett packard 13-4101dx they selling for $549 - https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04746336

and this is my current laptop I bought from them last week for $540: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/8563012

Which laptop should I get? I need one for daily use and little gaming. Also I can't return my laptop for cash I can only trade it for another device.
 

Ryan_78

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Your laptop is almost definitely better than those listed, even the 549 one. You got a good i7, 16GB RAM (beats both), and a dedicated 860M GPU that outperforms the top macbook graphics. You might need a new battery but that is not for me to decide. Your best bet is to grab a 256-512GB SSD like the Samsung 850EVO or other similarly branded SSDs and your laptop will be infinitely better than both. Just runs a but hotter but who cares? Performance first. Also that i7 is a 4 core 8 threaded beast while both laptops you listed are 2 core 4 thread mainstream chips

update synthetic benches http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-5500U-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4700HQ/m22316vs2728
 

Ryan_78

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Your laptop is almost definitely better than those listed, even the 549 one. You got a good i7, 16GB RAM (beats both), and a dedicated 860M GPU that outperforms the top macbook graphics. You might need a new battery but that is not for me to decide. Your best bet is to grab a 256-512GB SSD like the Samsung 850EVO or other similarly branded SSDs and your laptop will be infinitely better than both. Just runs a but hotter but who cares? Performance first. Also that i7 is a 4 core 8 threaded beast while both laptops you listed are 2 core 4 thread mainstream chips

update synthetic benches http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-5500U-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4700HQ/m22316vs2728
 

ShadowsFury

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In regards to Ryan's answer, the only thing I would add is keep an eye on the temperature. If it runs too hot (AKA you're gaming on it for decent periods of time), you risk damaging the components. Easy solution to that is just a cooling pad ($15-20 is easily enough). Performance is important but taking care of the machine is first (if you want it to last).
 
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