Dell XPS 14z or Inspiron 14z?
by jahall05 - 4/9/12 6:44 PM
I am a college student and I am majoring in business. I don't play video games, and if I do it is usually on my iPhone. I have narrowed down what I want to the XPS 14z and the Inspiron 14z for portability and affordability. Both similarly spec'd are around 800 dollars. The differences are here: XPS i5 2.5 turbo to 3.1, 500GB HD 7200rpm, 6GB RAM, 8cell prismatic battery. Inspiron: i5 2.5 no turbo, 1TB HD 5200rpm, 8GB RAM, 6cell battery. Both have Intel HD 3000 video card. I don't game though.
I can choose a cheaper system with the Inspiron but would drop to an i3 which I don't think would be an issue for me since I am usually just use my laptop to type papers, browse cnet videos and youtube videos, and facebook and email. At the same time I want something that will last. Not necessarily stay ahead of technology, but something that physically will work for a long time. I don't want to have to replace it again for a while. Any advice with reasoning behind it? Is the XPS a better built system that is meant to last longer? Or is the Inspiron and the XPS built the same just with different specs?