Originally Posted by strollin
Despite Technician's excellent caveats, in order to answer your question about which is better we'd need to know if you NEED portability/mobility?
The Asus is a laptop while the HP is a all-in-one desktop. That's comparing apples to donuts. The HP has a larger screen with higher resolution, twice as much disk space (also 7200rpm vs 5400rpm for Asus). The HP specs mention Bluetooth, the Asus doesn't. The cpus are fairly well matched but CPU Boss gives the nod to the Intel in the Asus. However, you can't take the HP with you like you can the Asus.
If you need the portability\mobility of the laptop then go for that otherwise, I'd go with the HP for the additional disk space and larger screen with higher resolution.
Thanks for the CPU comparison.
I don't need portability right now, but PRICE is a big deal to me, so the $100 difference (for now) would be a significant factor.
By January, I'll be working and could afford a new computer, so I will be looking into long-term options then.
I'll probably create a new thread then with what is an ideal computer for long-term.
, I still have bills to pay for a few months (and am not working and using mom and dad's money
), but still need a computer since it's a hassle not having one immediately and having to always go to the school's labs/libraries.
I think the ASUS would be a great value for me if it's got comparable CPU - if not better - performance and can do everything I want. I admit, the screen is not ideal at all. It almost feels blurry compared to the quality of laptop screen I had in the past. But I only need it for three months. It'll probably be a decent back-up computer for me afterwards. It'd be nice to have a MAIN computer that's got ideal specs and then have the back-up laptop that's cheap just in case something happens to my main computer.
I'd rather spend that extra $100 difference on my FUTURE main computer.
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Originally Posted by Technician
He told you what he needs exactly. "Again, I only need a computer for web surfing, email, reading/writing MS WORD docs, and watching YouTube. Nothing else...no other uses."
For that, I'd recommend a chromebook. It does what he wants without taking up desk space when it's not in use.
Chromebook doesn't have an ethernet port, though. I'd have to buy an adapter (yes, only $20 or so), but that'd make the cost practically equal to the ASUS.
Off to Best Buy for me, Technician and Strollin. Thank you two for the emergency help!
I will of course blame you two if my ASUS falls apart in the next three months!!!