Apple Macbook Air vs. Hp Pavilion Laptop

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1) Brand: Apple MacBook Air /HP Pavilion Laptop
2) Cost: $899.99 /$699.99
3) Processor type: Intel Core 2 Duo processor /Intel Core i5-2430M processor 4) RAM type and amount: 2GB DDR3 SDRAM /8GB DDR3 SDRAM
5) Hard Drive capacity:64GB /750GB
6) Other Components: 11.6" Display / 17.3" Display
Weighs 2.3 lbs. / Weighs 6.7
320M graphics /Intel HD Graphics 3000

Based on the information listed above, the computer with the best value would odviously be the HP Pavilion Laptop. Not only does it perform better it has more memory and it Costs $200 less than the Apple MacBook Air. The MacBook beats the Pavilion on appearance in my opinion, but appearance doesn’t matter very much. The MacBook also weighs less, but would you really be willing to sacrifice more money for something a couple pounds lighter. The HP Pavilion may not be as attractive or sport the thinness of a MacBook Air, but the technological aspects are far greater and the cost is less. After all it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

The Apple MacBook Air offers a better design in my opinion, but the HP Pavilion offers a far much better performance. The HP Pavilion has an Intel core i5 processor, which in comparison to the MacBook Airs Intel Core 2 Duo processor is faster in performance even though both have the same number of cores. The Pavilions processor also has a higher clock speed. The clock speed of the i5 processor is 2.4GHz.Which means that it executes instructions 0.6GHz quicker than Core 2’s 1.8GHz clock speed.

The processor and the price of $699.99 would be enough for me to go for the Pavilion over the MacBook’s slow outdated processor and steep price of $899.99. Just incase that’s not convincing enough the HP Pavilion has 8GB of SDRAM. That means the Pavilion offers 6GB more RAM than the MacBook Air, Reducing the number of times the CPU must read data from the hard disk of the Pavilion making it much faster. Not only is the RAM much higher, but the Pavilion has a Hard...
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