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Laptop Comparison Table for Class of 2019

 

 
Dell Latitude E5450
Dell Latitude E5550
Apple
MacBook Pro 13"

with Force Touch Trackpad
Apple
MacBook Pro 15"

with Force Touch Trackpad
Comments
Processor
Intel i7 (2.6GHz) 5600U
Intel i7 (2.6GHz) 5600U
Intel i5 Dual Core (2.7GHz)
Intel i7 Quad Core (2.2GHz)
The 5600U is power efficient and will help with battery life. Quad Core is faster than Dual Core.
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.x
MacOS 10.10x
MacOS 10.10x
 
Memory
8GB
8GB
8GB
16GB
 
Harddrive
500GB Hybrid with 8GB Flash
500GB Hybrid with 8GB Flash
256GB SSD
256GB SSD
Solid State Drives (SSD) are very fast to boot up and significantly less prone to hard drive crashes due to heavy handedness of running laptops. The Hybrid drives will boot up very quickly.
LCD Screen

14"
Wide Screen HD (1366x768) Touchscreen

15.6"
Wide Screen HD(1366x768) Touchscreen
13"
Wide Screen Retina (2560x1600)
15"
Wide Screen Retina (2880x1800)
Screen size and weight are personal preferences. If you plan on carrying it around a lot, smaller is generally better. The touchscreen on the Dell laptops is a very nice feature.
Graphics Card
Nvidia GeForce 840M 2GB
Nvidia GeForce 840M 2GB
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
 
Webcam
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
 
Optical Drive
No CD/DVD Drive
No CD/DVD Drive
No CD/DVD Drive
No CD/DVD Drive
NOTE: None of these laptops have CD/DVD drives
Battery

4-cell 51W/Hr Up to 11 hours

A more realistic number is probably more than 4 hours to start, then degrade over the next 2-3 years. We are including a Dell Power Companion which is a 12000 mAh external battery pack that can also be used to charge your smartphone through USB ports

4-cell 51W/Hr Up to 11 hours

A more realistic number is probably more than 4 hours to start, then degrade over the next 2-3 years. We are including a Dell Power Companion which is a 12000 mAh external battery pack that can also be used to charge your smartphone through USB ports

Up to 10 hours wireless web
Up to 8 hours wireless web
Battery life is based on maximum battery conservation. Your battery will most likely never last this long. It all depends on use of wireless, bluetooth, and/or screen brightness.
Ethernet
Gigabit builtin
Gigabit builtin
Gigabit*
Gigabit*
 * If your laptop does not have a built-in Ethernet Adapter, then you will need to purchase a USB or Thunderbolt adapter (MacOS).
Wireless
Bluetooth
Intel 802.11
ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Intel 802.11
ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
802.11 ac/a/b/g/n
802.11 ac/a/b/g/n
802.11ac is the new standard and is available almost everywhere on campus.
Weight
~ 3.98 lbs
~ 4.71 lbs
~3.48 lbs
~ 4.46 lbs
 
Warranty
4 Year
Complete Care
4 Year
Complete Care
1 Year
1 Year
Dell's warranty covers all accidents. Apple's does not cover accidents. See the FAQ page for more information on specific warranty coverage. For Apple laptops, we strongly recommend purchasing No Fault or Accidental Coverage insurance on your own.
Price
$ 1,679.70
$ 1,689.70
$ 1,399.00
$ 1,899.00
Last Update: May 22, 2016