Specifications: The HP model comes with a 2.2Ghz processor, 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. The Apple laptop on the other hand has a 2.53Ghz processor, 4GB RAM and a smaller 250GB hard drive. The Apple model also has a better 15.4-inch HD display. It has a 1440 x 900 resolution as opposed to HP’s 1366 x 768 resolution on this model. Both model come with the latest OS (Windows 7 and Snow Leopard respectively). Overall, the Apple model is the more powerful laptop model. Winner: Apple MacBook Pro MC118LL/A.
Design: The HP sports a classic laptop design, with a glossy black look and silver linings. Apple on the other hand tried to bring the work ‘cool’ to a whole new level. The HP model does have some edge to it with its circular patterns. For the sake of objectivity (since looks is largely a matter of taste), these two models will be compared in terms of size and weight. The 15.6-inch laptop model measures at 14.35 x 9.82 x 0.95 inches, while the HP laptop is a little thicker, measuring at 14.9 x 10.15 x 1.33 inches. The Apple laptop is also much lighter at 5.5 pounds (as opposed to the 6.34 pounds on the HP laptop). Winner: Apple MacBook Pro MC118LL/A.
Price: The price of both laptop models will be weighed against their features and performance. Both models have their own unique features. The DVD drive on the HP laptop for instance has LightScribe that lets you burn labels onto discs. It also has a larger hard drive. The Apple model on the other hand has a multi touch touch-pad and an illuminated keyboard. The batteries on the Apple laptop can last up to 7 hours on a single charge (4 hours on the HP model). Overall, it is evident that the Apple MacBook Pro MC118LL/A is a slightly better laptop. Nevertheless, it is currently price at $1679 per unit. The HP Pavilion DV6-1350US on the other hand retails for around $649 each. It would be a little of a stretch to say that the Apple laptop is worth the extra $1000 (unless you have the extra cash to spare). Winner: HP Pavilion DV6-1350US.