I've been slobbing over dell laptops lately, I need one for school and work, even though I'm primarily on my desktop builds. For work I repair computers on-site which requires I have a laptop full of troubleshooting software and capabilities of troubleshooting with said laptop. That said, both computers listed below will do such a thing. My dilemma is which one is worth the money I'm paying for.
On one hand we have a dell i5 with a 960m dedicated graphics card. 8GB RAM, the works. On the other hand we have a dell i5, Intel HD 520 graphics, 8GB RAM as well. From here I will refer to the Dell i5 with the 960m as "Laptop A" and the Dell i5 as "Laptop B" any variants of either will be notated as "Laptop A.2, A.3, A.4, etc..." just for simplicity.
Laptop A comes with a 256 GB SSD, Laptop B comes with a 1 TB HDD.
Both have 1920x1080 resolution, something that is very important to me. There is a hitch though, Laptop B is $100 cheaper if you go the "no touch" route (which is not a deal breaker), the drawback here is that it's 1600x900 resolution. We'll call this Laptop B.2.
Obviously gaming isn't really a necessity for my laptop so I can understand that many of you will just tell me to go with the integrated graphics option, but I may need the capability of a dedicated graphics card and want to know if Laptop A is even worth the money or if there's a cheaper option out there with the same card.
Laptop A: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspir...PDKIKX
Laptop B: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspir...B00XQX
Laptop B.2: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspir...B00XQX
The only reason I'm being so elaborate here is because I don't even WANT to spend over $500 on a laptop, but I also don't want to be stuck with a garbage unit that I won't want to hold onto for more than a year. I'm a Desktop PC person all the way and always will be, but laptops are just necessary sometimes.
Thank you for any input you guys have, I appreciate everyone here at Slickdeals! Have a good day! Anxious for responses.