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Which laptop would you buy?(2 to pick from)

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Alright, got it narrowed down to 2 decent deals

Now the question, is which would you buy...


$499 Samsung
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16834131126

OR

$549 DELL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834200143


almost identical ram/cpu wise/performance



Leaning towards Samsung even though I've never owned one, since my last Dell kept having problems with CRACKED HINGES and generally was not very well constructed.
    
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post #2 of 10
I'd go with Samsung
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post #3 of 10
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I'm thinking so also but I need some others to agree with myself before I pull the trigger

Having never owned a Samsung, don't know what to expect, but I've owned Dells, and had problems but I don't think that means they are bad, just certain things they don't seem to fix(weak hinges on laptops)

just looking for a budget laptop
    
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post #4 of 10
No contest-Samsung all the way.
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post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
thanks felluhs!

Samsung for the budget laptop for the win!
    
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post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
K Samsung purchased..
    
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post #7 of 10
dell
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post #8 of 10
Dell has double hd space and bluetooth
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
meh i've tried dells i'll try samsung...bluetooth and more hard drive aren't deal breakers for me, just a web surfing laptop
    
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Cooler Master Ammo 533 
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post #10 of 10
In that case go for the cheaper, besides for the $50 difference you could buy a 640 or 750 gig hd off newegg
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