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Old 08-14-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default I need help choosing a laptop

I'm looking for a powerful but light notebook that I can use to play some games at home and do some video editing and carry around school. After doing some research over the past week, I've narrowed down my choices to two options.

MSI x460DX


Intel Core i5-2410M 2.30GHz
500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M

Asus U46SV


same processor
640GB 5400rpm HD
same video card

The MSI has more RAM and a faster hard drive while the Asus has a stronger battery and is slightly thinner. I'm leaning more towards the MSI because it's available in the US while the Asus won't be released until next month at least.

There's no reviews on either laptop because both are new models. I did some research and found information on brand reliability and quality from forum posts and articles and it seems that Acer has excellent quality while MSI has had mixed reviews. Should I wait longer for the Acer because of its apparent superior quality or is the MSI still a good option?

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Old 08-14-2011, 05:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: I need help choosing a laptop

Stick with the MSI one.

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Old 08-14-2011, 06:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: I need help choosing a laptop

First off, the MSI notebook has more RAM, so thats 1 point for the MSI, Secondly, 500GB of hard drive space is WAY more than enough, and its 1800 RPM faster, so thats 2 points for MSI, then, the other 2 components are exactly the same, so the MSI notebook is simply better, hope this helps =)
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