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Which dell notebook to buy

I have a Toshiba Notebook that is about 5 years old and need to replace it.

I would like to buy Dell and it seems my two choices are
1. Dell Vostro 3550 NBDEV35502775063W7P. It has 2.7Ghz i7 and 4Gb mem., or
2. Dell XPS 14Z NBDEX14Z750813W7P with 2.8Ghz i7 and 8Gb mem.
The Vostro has 3G but that is not critical.
I am a business consultant working mainly with SQL applications, web based applications and spreadsheets. So performance in these and screen size are high on the needs list.

I was spoilt with the Toshiba 17" and numeric keypad. I use a desktop at the office with high performance drives, so this notebook is mainly when I go to clients to consult or demo. Use a projector for demo so again the screen size is not a problem, just the performance.

What should I buy?
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Alex Angus

8/22/2022 - Mon
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With Windows 8 final coming soon, my choice is http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/thinkpad/xtablet-series/x220-tablet/. I have one (with a SSD) since December and truely love it.
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Thanks everyone.
Answering the comments from the top.
The prices of both are within 10% of each other.
Yes I would have like SSD but then the price more than doubles.
Yes screen size is important but I should have clarified, not at 60% higher price.
You right, sadly anything better than my "old faithful". The Toshiba replecement also just too expensive at double the DELL XPS price.

So it looks like between these two the XPS with double the memory and slightly faster CPU would be the right choice. I get that feeling as well with memory hungry SQL.
Thanks to everyone.
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