I have been looking at a number of Dell studio laptops recently to find the best deal. I have considered C2D processors and Core i7 processors, but the one thing in common seems to be that the laptop is supplied with a 5400rpm hard drive, with no upgrade option to a superior 7200rpm drive (unless you want 2 drives, which seems at odds to me in a laptop).
I asked Dell online chat the question, and got a series of imbecilic answers, such as 'it comes with a 5400rpm drive' (yes I already know that...duh), 'not compatible' (bangs head against wall), or the final ludicrous suggestion of buying a laptop and a separate 7200rpm drive and fitting it myself.
Does anyone who understands Dell better than I do have any clue why they do this?
over a 5400 is an increase 33% click here Western Digital pdf. Windows will boot faster. Programs will load quicker and accessing data on the hard drive will be faster. Also writing data to the hard drive will be quicker.
Run any of the charts from click here and see how a 7200 out performs a 5400.