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Notebook Comparison Table for Class of 2017


 

 
Dell Latitude E6430
Dell Latitude E6530
Dell Latitude XT3
TabletPC
Apple
MacBook Pro 13"

Apple
MacBook Pro 15"

Comments
Processor
Intel i7 (2.9GHz)
Intel i7 (2.9GHz)
Intel i7 (2.8GHz)
Intel i7 Dual Core (2.9GHz)
Intel i7 Quad Core (2.3GHz)
Quad Core is faster than Dual Core.
Operating System
Windows 7
Windows 7
Windows 7
MacOS 10.8x (Mountain Lion)
MacOS 10.8x (Mountain Lion)
Windows 8 is not compatible with the hard drive encryption software. When a version is released, students can upgrade to Windows 8 at no cost, if they want to
Memory
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
 
Harddrive
500GB Hybrid
500GB Hybrid
320GB e-Modular HD
750GB
750GB
The Hybrid drives will boot up very quickly
LCD Screen
14"
Wide Screen HD (1366x768)
15.6"
Wide Screen FHD (1920x1080)
13" Wide Screen HD (1366x768) Pen & Touch Screen
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 generally better.
Graphics Card
nVIDIA 5200M, 1GB
nVIDIA 5200M, 1GB
Intel HD Graphics 3000

Intel HD Graphics 4000

nVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512MB
 
Webcam
Built-in

Built-in

Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
 
Optical Drive
8X DVD+/-RW
8X DVD+/-RW
External 8x DVD
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 9-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 8 hours

One 9-cell Battery with a 3 year warranty (awesome!)
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, bluetooth, DVD and/or screen brightness.
Ethernet
Gigabit
Gigabit
Gigabit
Gigabit
Gigabit
 
Wireless
Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n
Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n
Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11n is now available almost everywhere on campus.
Weight
~ 5 lbs
~ 5.7 lbs
~ 5 lbs
~4.5 lbs
~ 5.6 lbs
 
Carrying
Case
Backpack
Backpack
Backpack
Backpack
Backpack
 
Also Included in the Package

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

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

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

1TB External Hard Drive for backups, Magic Mouse, MiniVGA Adpater, , Security Cable, Hard Drive Encryption license

1TB External Hard Drive for backups, Magic Mouse, MiniVGA Adpater, , Security Cable, Hard Drive Encryption license

 
Warranty
4 Year
Complete Care
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
$ 1,595.00
$ 1,697.00
$2,037.00
$ 1,931.45
$ 2,571.45
All prices are lower than last year!


Last Update: May 22, 2013