The War of the 15inch Aluminium, Metal, Unibody, laptops: HP Envy 14 vs Dell XPS 15Z vs Macbook Pro
After an uprising by Laptop manufacturers towards Aluminium, Uni-body laptops, admittedly fuelled by the beautiful industrial design showcased on the Macbook and Macbook Pro due to Apple’s Glass and Aluminium design revolution. The best of its competitor has risen for a showdown, today! These of course are the HP Envy 14 (its practically 15inchs) and the Dell XPS 15z.
Macbook Pro 15
One of the most popular laptops ever, with solid specs, great unique and portable design as well as awesome specifications and features. Possible the best looking laptop, period. With a large range of options and accessories this is the ideal choice for any Mac-lover. The only disappointment is the lack of blu-ray disc drive as well as it being slightly more expensive than its rivals.
HP Envy 14
A similarly specced laptop to the Macbook Pro, but slightly and unfortunately noticeably thicker, however contrary to the Macbook it offers a BluRay disc drive as well as the obscure possibility of 3D via the Nvidia Graphics Chips. Also it looks close to if not better than the Macbook depending on your view of the pattern on the lid. The only disappointment is the thickness and the standard screen revolution although this is an upgradeable option.
Dell XPS 15z
This is Dell's Blatant attempt at a copy of the Macbook Pro bar the colour of the keys, and in fact the specs on this are on the worse side of things compared to the Envy and the Macbook, the lack of a Quad core option is a killer and still no BluRay, not exactly the best thing to copy from the Macbook. In fact this is probably the ugliest one out of the bunch, however to be honest these are like comparing super models with tired white keys and no backlit keyboard. Furthermore it is thicker than the Macbook and has an extremely weird and frankly ugly hinge mechanism.
This is a two horse race really between the HP Envy and the Macbook, and personally I could not call it in fact I think that the laptops are equally matched and the only difference between them is the OS. In fact that is the only thing which you can make a decision on regarding the two laptops. So if your madly in love with Mac OSX then the Macbook is the obvious choice, however if you are a gamer or a Windows Wanderer then the HP Envy is the Laptop for you.