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    HP vs Lenovo (laptop)

    So I have been tasked with a report to define why exactly it was we switched from Lenovo to HP laptops.

    We were using the X61 Lenovo model when someone came up with the bright idea we switch over to the HP Elitebook 2530P models.

    What brought this research project on was that we are having what seems to be more issues with the HP's (hardware, physical damage, performance and support is in my opinion far behind what we had with Lenovo) Again (and this is my opinion) the Lenovo's were solid machines, work-horses if you will. The specs of the HP 2530P are as follows:

    Windows XP Pro SP3

    1. Board: Hewlett-Packard 30E1 KBC Version 03.16
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz

    2. 1.20 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (2 total)
    Not hyper-threaded

    3. 80.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity SATA 5400 RPM

    4. 2048 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory - DDR2 - PC2-6400 400MHz - FSB DRAM 1:2 - DRAM FREQ 399.0

    5. Display - Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family [Display adapter] (2x)

    6. Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller

    7. Wireless - Broadcom 4322AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter

    8. Ethernet - Intel(R) 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection

    Also, what can you tell me about the differences in the memory?

    X61 - http://scj6771.smugmug.com/photos/657780070_kH365-L.jpg

    2530P - http://scj6771.smugmug.com/photos/657780618_2nHh5-L.jpg

    My question to you all is:

    What is your opinion on this? Does anyone have the same issues with HP? Got a better solution? Of course price is always the main factor but any advice or opinion would be appreciated. Thank you.
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    I try to stick to Lenovos when I can, also Dell Latitude series.

    Compaq made some good laptops back in the days of Compaq...their Armada series was excellent biz grade machine. We haven't had much luck with HPs laptops.
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    That seems to be the general consensus, Thanks for the input cat!

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    I will say that I'm tired of the "bloatware" that Lenovo has been packing their laptops with lately. They come with about 88 trillion Lenovo specific drivers/utilities/programs/blah blah/blah blah more/and them some more on them, making the login times excruciating as the system tray fills in with all that stuff.

    Hardware wise they're still what I consider top notch quality wise, durability, etc.

    Website is good to navigate to get drivers 'n such. Support is good when you call.

    Dells Latitudes come nice and lean, very minimal bloatware on them..just like their Optiplex series desktops which I've been selling more and more instead of HP's DC series business desktops...the HPs are also coming with too much bloat.
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