HP or Dell for computer listening ?


Can't choose really, seem to be the same. I am mostly concerned about reliability since both would be adequate for what I need. I will be using Burson Audio Play as an outboard dac/headphone amp.
What is your advice ? Oh, under $1k computer, nothing fancy.
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I mostly listen to youtube, sound quality is never great there and can at times be just terrible. I have never used outboard dac/headphone with computers before, but now that I got much better headphones, I would like to improve it further, that's why I bought the Burson. Don't have it yet. I am thinking desktop computer.
Everything will be plugged in Furman power strip/conditioner and I will be using Wywires Silver USB cable.
Either of those computer brands would work, shouldn't be any difference in this application.
Regarding reliability alone, in the last decade as an IT exec I have sourced and supported probably around 5k laptops, all either Dell or HP.

I give Dell the edge for reliability and serviceability, especially right out of the box. An unnatural number of HP machines arrived DOA.

In the sub-$1k category it's more a horse-apiece. Just stay away from refurbs and get the service plan.
Thank you all. I will most likely get Dell and hope that I'll get lucky with it for the next three years. I wouldn't count on more.
Using an off the shelf PC for music usually isn’t recommended because of the large amount of noise, electrical and otherwise, that can affect sound quality.

True dat, but there are software such as JPlayFemto specifically designed to help with this...