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So here's my dilemma. I have no idea which laptop to choose. They both are very nice, but one is HP and one is Dell (I'm mainly buying for specs, so don't bash me on brand).

I want the laptop to support dual hard drives for a later SSD upgrade, so a custom Asus/Sager won't do for me.

The laptops I'm looking at are the XPS 17(the one I want is the second one from the left), and the dv7t Quad Edition. They both have the i7 2630QM, and they both have 6GB of DDR3. And from the looks of it, the price points are the same. Both are 17" 1600x900 screens (which I love, I'm definitely not going 1366x768 or 1080p). The HP has a free Blu-Ray reader upgrade but I really couldn't care for that.

So, which brings me to my final point - the HP has a 6770M, while the Dell has a 555M. I've Googled to no avail, but which one is better? I've no brand preference when it comes to this stuff, either AMD or Nvidia would do the job. I just want raw performance.

If anyone could point me to the right direction, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
Edited by Ipwnnubletz - 5/22/11 at 8:50pm
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post #2 of 72
Id have to say 555
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The 6770m appears to be faster according to these benchmarks.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-555M.41933.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6770M.43955.0.html

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My bad, my mind stops working correctly after 11.
Edited by funky882 - 5/22/11 at 9:03pm
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The first link brings me back to this thread, and the second link is a 404. confused.gif
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post #5 of 72
the dell you link to (second from left $1099) has the 550m. the 555m adds $150

the dv7 comes out around $100 cheaper.

i think with optimus youll get better battery life out of the 555m
Edited by vis213 - 5/22/11 at 9:06pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by funky882;13602768 
The 6770m appears to be faster according to these benchmarks.
http://www.overclock.net/laptops-netbooks/1023264-6770m-555m.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6770M.43955.0.

Those are the synthetics. Go to the actual game benchmarks and you'll see that the GT 555M is 5-10% faster overall.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel;13602895 
Those are the synthetics. Go to the actual game benchmarks and you'll see that the GT 555M is 5-10% faster overall.

Thats what i was comparing. The 6770m pulled ahead by quite a bit in the gaming benchmarks.
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post #8 of 72
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vis213;13602894 
the dell you link to (second from left $1099) has the 550m. the 555m adds $150

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Ahh crap. /me feels like an idiot.

But I'll see. If I can get enough money by the time I sell my sig rig + netbook, I'll see what I can do... :/
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http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html

depends on what game you're looking at, but both are neck and neck.
    
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I'd get the Dell. According to most, the quality control after the initial batch(mine was from the first batch, so I'm happy) are facing issues such as poor chassis alignment, unknown causes of BSOD, and others.

As for the 6770m vs 555m, you could always overclock the 6770m.biggrin.gif Especially since mine runs at 63C max in games at 20C ambient.
     
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