Two laptops arrived today in the Lab, a Dell and an Apple. It provided a interesting opportunity for comparisons.
First glance impression:
- Apple – Sleek, well made, light
- Dell – Large, clunky, heavy, “plasticy”
First power on:
- Apple – Slightly long first startup, a few screens to go through, up and running without any additional reboots, found AirPort and was on the net flawlessly
- Dell – Fast first startup, horrid Windows registration crap.
That’s as much as I got to see today. The Apple is just plain “drooltastic”, while the Dell is “just a laptop”. One caveat, is that the Dell is a lower end model, while the Apple is a midrange.