go with specialized. but crazy white guy is right. feel first, then price....
i would look at the component groups on the bike as well.
1. Do the wheels on either bike look cheap?
2. Is there anything you plan on upgrading?
3. Which one do you REALLY want? Why?
Hope that helps.. sometimes its better to step back and figure out which one you really like better, and it may just be color choices or something silly like that...