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Notebook Comparison Table for Class of 2015


**More Updates Coming**

 

 
Dell Latitude E6320
Dell Latitude E6520
Apple
MacBook Pro 13"

Apple
MacBook Pro 15"

Comments
Processor
Intel i5 (2.50GHz)
Intel i7 (2.70GHz)
Intel i7 Dual Core (2.7GHz)
Intel i7 Quad Core (2.0GHz)
The i7 processors are faster than i5. Quad Core is faster than Dual Core
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Ultimate
MacOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Windows 7 Home Premium via Bootcamp
MacOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Windows 7 Home Premium via Bootcamp
Windows 7 and Bootcamp are required for Apple notebooks. Win 7 Home Premium is upgradable to Windows 7 Ultimate via Case's upgrade site license (optional).
Memory
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
 
Harddrive
500GB
500GB
500GB
500GB
LCD Screen
13.3"
Wide Screen WXGA+ (1366x768)
15.6"
Wide Screen HD+ (1600x900)
13"
Wide Screen (1280x800)
15"
Wide Screen (1440x900)
Screen size and weight are personal preferences. If you plan on carrying it around a lot, smaller is better.
Graphics Card
Intel HD Graphics 3000
NVIDIA 4200M, 512MB

Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB

AMD Radeon HD 6490M 256MB GDDR5
 
Webcam
Built-in

Built-in

Built-in
Built-in
 
Optical Drive
8X DVD+/-RW
8X DVD+/-RW
Superdrive 8x DVD+/-R DL/DVD +/-RW/CD-RW
Superdrive 8x DVD+/-R DL/DVD +/-RW/CD-RW
The Macs support Dual Layer DVDs
Battery
One 6-cell Battery with a 3 year warranty (awesome!)
Up to 8.5 hours

One 9-cell Battery with a 3 year warranty (awesome!)
Up to 13.5 hours

One built-in up to 7-hour Battery
One built-in up to 7-hour Battery
The Dell battery warranty allows you to receive one free replacement battery during the 3 year period!
Battery life is based on maximum battery conservation. Your battery will most likely never last this long. It all depends on how much you use wireless, screen brightness, and spinning the hard drive.
Ethernet
Gigabit
Gigabit
Gigabit
Gigabit
 
Wireless
Intel 6300 802.11 a/b/g/n
Intel 6300 802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11a is faster and available in some areas in the school and campus. 802.11g is available almost everywhere on campus. 802.11n will be coming.
Weight
~ 4 lbs
~ 5.7 lbs
~4.5 lbs
~ 5.6 lbs
Lighter is usually better
Carrying
Case
Backpack
Backpack
Backpack
Backpack
 
Also Included in the Package

1TB External Hard Drive for backups, Wireless Optical Mouse, Security Cable, PGP Hard Drive Encryption

1TB External Hard Drive for backups, Wireless Optical Mouse, Security Cable, PGP Hard Drive Encryption

1TB External Hard Drive for backups, Magic Mouse, MiniVGA Adpater, , Security Cable, Windows 7 Home Premium, PGP Hard Drive Encryption (2 copies, 1 for Mac & 1 for Windows)

1TB External Hard Drive for backups, Magic Mouse, MiniVGA Adpater, , Security Cable, Windows 7 Home Premium, PGP Hard Drive Encryption (2 copies, 1 for Mac & 1 for Windows)

Windows 7 is required for taking eExams on Mac laptops. It is a separate purchase
(~ $107.07) and has been included in the final price.
Warranty
4 Year
Complete Care
4 Year
Complete Care
4 Year AppleCare Repair Agreement
4 Year AppleCare Repair Agreement
Dell's warranty covers accidents. Apple's does not cover accidents. See the FAQ page for more information on specific warranty coverage.
Price
$1,709.51
$1,664.90
$2,194.33
$2,769.33
 


Last Update: June 17, 2011