Why are Dell laptops costly compared to others with similar configuration?

Let us check out some laptops with a similar configuration to verify whether Dell laptops are more expensive than its competitors.

Why are Dell laptops costly

Equipped with 11th gen Ci3 1115G4 CPU

HP – 15s-du3038TUAsus VivoBook15 X515EA-EJ312TSDell Inspiron 3501
11th gen Ci3 1115G411th gen Ci3 1115G411th gen Ci3 1115G4
8 GB DDR4 2666 MHz8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz8 GB DDR4
15.6-inches FHD screen15.6-inches FHD screen15.6-inches FHD screen
Intel UHD GraphicsIntel UHD GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics
Rs 42,490Rs 43,490Rs 45,990

Equipped with 11th gen Ci5 1135G7 CPU

HP 15s-du3032TUAsus VivoBook15 X515EA-EJ317TSDell Inspiron 3501
11th gen Ci5 1135G711th gen Ci5 1135G711th gen Ci5 1135G7
8 GB DDR4 2666 MHz8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz
1 TB HDD512 GB SSD256 GB SSD plus 1 TB HDD
15.6-inches FHD screen15.6-inches FHD screen15.6-inches FHD screen
Intel Iris Xe GraphicsIntel Iris Xe GraphicsNvidia GeForce MX350 graphics
Rs 57,490Rs 60,390Rs 67,750 costs more because of a better graphics card

When you compare the specifications of HP, Asus, and Dell laptops with a similar configuration, the Dell laptops cost slightly more than their counterparts.

Generally, the best laptop brands are HP, Dell, Asus, and Lenovo. All these machines for the Asian market are assembled in China and other Asian countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, etc. However, the individual parts are all manufactured in China. Therefore, import duties constitute a significant portion of the cost.

Import duties constitute around 10% of Basic Customs Duty. Besides, there is an IGST factor of 18% (HSN Code 8471). Besides custom duties, other charges include insurance and freight. However, these charges apply to all such components imported from abroad.

why dell is costly

Compared to laptops like Lenovo, Dell models are sturdier. On the other hand, HP and Asus laptops are equally robust in appearance.

One area where Dell laptops are better placed is their after-sales service. Dell has more service centres in India compared to HP, Asus, or Lenovo. In addition, they have adequately trained their engineers and other support staff to deliver better customer service.

Dell has a better brand name recognition than Asus or Lenovo in India. HP is a worthy competitor to Dell as far as brand recognition is concerned.

Dell has a better R&D facility than its competitors. As a result, it helps in improving the overall design and technology of its laptops.

Dell Mobile Connect feature is also available in the latest Dell laptops. This feature allows you to perform many smartphone functions on your PC. You can also control the Dell laptop through the dedicated Dell Mobile Connect app. Asus has also introduced the MyAsus app in its latest versions. HP also equips its latest laptops with a similar feature.

Performance-wise, there is not much to choose between the Dell laptops and other comparable brands.

Verdict – Yes, Dell laptops are more expensive than their counterparts like Lenovo, HP, Acer, and Asus. It is primarily due to the reputation they have built up over the years. Dell has a loyal customer base because these laptops have a robust build. No stand-out feature separates Dell from the others.

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