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Which Laptop Should I Choose?

May 23, 2018 9:00AM PDT

Hi, Im about to study for 3 years now and im wondering which one to use.
I have 2 final decisions-
Dell Vostro 5471
ThinkPad E480
Both laptops comes with the same configuration-
I5 8th generation.
8g of RAM.
FHD screen - Dell is Led Backlit Thinkpad is IPS.
256 SSD.
They are about the same price, unless you want to add 3 years warranty to the Thinkpad that will get eventauly 70USD higher than the Dell.
What do you guys think? Which one is more trustable and confident?
Thanks!

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As to trust and confidence.
May 23, 2018 9:07AM PDT

You can find naysayers and fans for either make.

Even an IPS screen is back lit so they are even closer than first noted.

I'd check out if notebookcheck.com has reviewed the model you are looking at. The e480 adn 5471 are "series" so I can't look for you here. But you can as you most likely have this information somewhere.

Look at the notebookcheck for areas like display quality and heat areas. Or other areas you think important.

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May 23, 2018 11:25AM PDT

Honestly, in my country, most of the students goes with Dell, however the Thinkpads are strongly built.

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Hope this Helps
May 25, 2018 4:48AM PDT

Both are OK,

I always look at a strip down on youtube.

Opening up both are similar. However the Dell's Cooling Fan can be removed easly to clean or replace where the Thinkpad you have to remove the Heatsink to remove the fan for cleaning or replacement.

For me that tips me to the Dell; but it's not a deal breaker.

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You May consider
May 28, 2018 11:33PM PDT

Well, according to me you should go with Dell. The ThinkPad might look robust but Dell laptop is also equally good. Considering the specs then also i would recommend Dell

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