Acer Apsire S7 vs Asus Zenbook

Discussion in 'Which Laptop should I buy?' started by asdf121212, Jun 27, 2014.

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    asdf121212

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    Hey Everyone! I'm looking for a college laptop, and I have narrowed my choices to the

    Acer Aspire S7:
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/productID.295782800?WT.mc_id=mer_amazon&mr:trackingCode=DB20EDD9-3A90-E311-95F3-B8CA3A5D9DDA&mr:referralID=NA


    13.3" Quad-HD IPS display (2560 x 1440)
    Intel Core i7-4500U
    256Gigs SSD (Raid 0)
    8Gigs RAM

    and the Asus Zenbook
    http://www.amazon.com/Zenbook-UX301...screen/dp/B00EPGHE0E/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


    13.3" Quad-HD IPS display (2560 x 1440)
    Intel Core i5-4200U (1.6 Ghz)
    256Gigs SSD (Raid 0)
    8Gigs RAM



    I was wondering which of the laptops to choose, since the specs are about the same and the prices so similar. I have heard that Asus usually has better build quality and customer service, but I'm not completely sure.

    Any Suggestions?
     
    asdf121212, Jun 27, 2014
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    Ian Administrator

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    Catchy username ;). Welcome to the forums!

    Spec-wise, they both look good... I'd have edged toward the Asus for the very reasons you suggested, mainly because if something goes wrong with a laptop that costs that much, it's nice to know you'll be able to get any warranty problems sorted fairly quickly (and I suspect the internal build quality will be slightly higher).

    Maybe someone here has one of these laptops and they can offer a first hand suggestion.
     
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    Base on the specification, both laptops are close bu the Acer has a more powerful processor in the i7 as opposed to the i5 that the Asus have. The Acer is also a little cheaper than the Asus. I would go for the Acer in this case because it seems like a better deal.
     
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    I've had an Asus before and briefly. The computer didnt last long (6months) under a little intense scrutiny and no overclocking here just extensive use of multiple appps at a time. The machine was also an i5, which is why I suggest you go with I7 and save yourself the hard time.
     
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