Dell XPS 13 Kaby-Lake or HP Spectre x360 13?

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  1. SomeGamer
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    Title says it all. These two are really close performance wise and not cheap at all so I'd like to make the best purchase. Anything that helps me decide is welcome! :P
     
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    If you are talking about desktop ... Just get Dell. If you are talking about laptop then HP because it has a better long time battery but still get DELL anyway. Since battery doesn't mean anything. Dell is better than HP, really.
     
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    Wait what? Talking about laptop BTW, so go Dell in a nutshell?
     
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    Yeah.. just go Dell in a nutshell. :D

    I was a long time Dell user (Desktop, that is) before and it was awesome. My brother had a HP (laptop) and was very disappointment with it. So he moved to another brand name of laptop and is happy with it today ever. I advised him and he wasn't listen but now he is. :)
     
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    If you would post each ones specs ppl would not have to search both of them and could help you much better.
     
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    You are right about specs but it doesn't matter what specs for HP. I know that Dell is better than HP. My brother had a powerful HP laptop before and it was miserable for him. HP really sucks.. big time!
     
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    Hmm well we use HP Notebooks at our Company because they felt like they were high quality but actually many are slightly angry with them beeing so bad thats true XD no idea about dell though
     
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    I..personally wouldn't recommend Dell, at all, given notoriety, but to each their own. HP, Lenovo, Acer, Asus or comparable would be better IMO.
     
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    I would go with an Asus prebuilt, or a custom rig. Just my two cents.
     
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    if your in the market for a powerful ultra book both the xps 13 and razer blade stealth are pretty viable options. Not so sure about the spectre because of too many bad experiences with HP. Personaly I just bought myself a razer blade stealth (13.3" version to be precise) and am very happy with it! its sexy, sexy, fast, and sexy but in the end to each their own.
     
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    Just a word of advice in general for buying a PC or laptop prebuilt, but I personally prefer buying any new computer from the Microsoft store of all places. Why? Because of their signature edition machines (I think that's what they're called) that come with only windows installed and don't have any of the bloatware from the manufacturer.
     
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    Custom rig is typically the best, and often cheaper in the long run (better priced hardware for the most part). That's what I've been doing with rigs for years.
     
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    I first built my first rig in 2003, after getting a job at a PC repair shop. (After seeing how his business was run for 3 months, I didn't like ripping people off like he did, so I quit and I've been providing cheap freelance PC repair since then.)
     
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    I don't know your experience with Dell in the past. I had a long time Dell user then Asus and now Mac. Never had a problem with Dell before. I purchased it with my custom build. A custom build is better than just buy it like in Wal mart is a no no unless you are just a beginner then that's fine.

    ASUS is good but he asked about Dell or HP, that's why. I am trying to give him my experienced with those two before.

    Anyway, HP and Lenovo sucks. I know because I had one before I got Dell later and I advice my brother not to and my brother had HP too and he realized it and hate it. My friend had Lenovo and it was not great either. Acer was horrible. I hate Acer. That's why I am looking at computers technology very carefully. Lenovo and HP are highly NOT RECOMMEND at all. Dell was the best experienced I ever had after I had HP when I was in 20's before I moved to Dell and was very happy with Dell. Then I had ASUS few years ago and it was great computer too. Now, I am a Mac user. That's why I know what I am looking for so I don't waste my money for worthless computers like HP, Lenovo, and Acer. :)
     
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    That's what I get for voicing my opinion from my experience, oh well. I'll keep my mouth shut on the manner, not like my opinion matters. I worked in a Dell tech support call center, have a Lenovo laptop for six years, never had a single issue, but yeah, none of that really matters though, it seems. But yeah, you're right, I should redact my opinion fully.
     
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    If you want a YouTube channel that reviews a bunch of laptops like these, look up Dave 2D.
     
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    Wow, you worked in a Dell tech support call center, huh ? Neat!
     
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    And that's why I know why Dell is by no means the best brand, popular, yes, but hardly reliable compared to other brands. But again, I was wrong to voice my opinion on the matter.
     
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    That's alright. I understand. You are cool. No worries. :)