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Tell me how to decide?

Product Name: HP Pavilion dv6-1334us
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP

     Hello all old  friends:

 

     The PC  I am using is rather old. I dettermined to buy a new one.

 

     In the market, two brands attracted my eyes: 15-ay041wm and 15-039wm.  The majour 

difference of the two is "Touchscreen"

 

     I hope you tell me: (1) How is these 2 brand PC ? (2) The "touchscreen" is a new function, is it

good for users?  

 

     Thanks in advance.                        

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Re: Tell me how to decide?

Those are both Wal-Mart laptops and yes, the only difference is the touchscreen. The prices I saw were around $350 for an i3 processor, 8 gigs of RAM, a 1 TB hard drive. The -041 has a DVD burner, too and I assume they both do. 

 

Touchscreen is very popular but I have to say I don't really use it on a laptop. It is a bit awkward to lean over the keyboard and touch to control actions when you have a mouse and keyboard. To me, touch is for tablets without a keyboard but adding the touch does not hurt anything and for $20 extra it is worth exploring if you like it. 

 

Only objection I can see is the 1366 x 768 screen and the hard drive (mechanical). I like something with higher resolution, and a solid state drive but you pay a premium for that. I don't think you are going to find any stronger specs for $339 or $359. 

 

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Re: Tell me how to decide?

Those are both Wal-Mart laptops and yes, the only difference is the touchscreen. The prices I saw were around $350 for an i3 processor, 8 gigs of RAM, a 1 TB hard drive. The -041 has a DVD burner, too and I assume they both do. 

 

Touchscreen is very popular but I have to say I don't really use it on a laptop. It is a bit awkward to lean over the keyboard and touch to control actions when you have a mouse and keyboard. To me, touch is for tablets without a keyboard but adding the touch does not hurt anything and for $20 extra it is worth exploring if you like it. 

 

Only objection I can see is the 1366 x 768 screen and the hard drive (mechanical). I like something with higher resolution, and a solid state drive but you pay a premium for that. I don't think you are going to find any stronger specs for $339 or $359. 

 

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