I am looking for different laptops and would like to ask some questions about two that I've found.
Asus S56CB-XO164H, 15,6" http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/S56CB-XO164H
Screen: 15,6" HD non glare 1366 x 768
Processor: i7-3537U (1.9-3.1GHz)
Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (onboard)
Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740M and 2GB DDR3 VRAM
Hard drive: 24GB SSD + 750GB SATA 5400 rpm
Optical drive: DVD SM DL
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n
Webcam: HD web-Camera
Bluetooth: BT 4.0
USB: USB 3.0
Battery: 4 cell (2950mAh)
Card reader: SD
OS: Windows 8 64-bit
-1x Headphone/microphone-combo jack
-1x USB 3.0
-2x USB 2.0
Size: (LxSxK) 38 x 26.6 x 2.1 cm
Asus - VivoBook S550CB-CJ172H, 15" http://www.expert.fi/Tuotteet/Tietokoneet/Kannettavat/A...
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3337Ub (2,7 GHz)
Screen: 15,6", LED-backlit TFT LCD Display 1366 x 768, Touchscreen
Memory: 2 x 4 (GB) DDR3 - 1600MHz
Hard drive: 750 S-ATA 5400 rpm
Graphics card: NVIDIA Geforce GT 740M
Optical drive: 8.9"mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer
Network card: 10/100/1000 Mbps
WLAN : yes
Attachment: 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 / USB 2.0, 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1x VGA Port (D-Sub), 1x HDMI
Battery: 44Whrs, 2950mAh, 4S1P, 4 cell Li-ion Battery Pack
Os: Windows 8 (64bit)
Weight: (kg) 2,65
So from what I see the above one has a better processor but is more expensive and the lower one has a touch screen and is cheaper otherwise they are poretty much the same right?
I'll be using this computer for school work which includes programming, I would also be carrying it around quite a lot which in turn would mean that i need a somewhat good battery life (there are many places to recharge the laptop at school though so it doesn't have to be the best ever.
I would also be using it for entertainment purposes at home like gaming and watching movies and stuff and it doesn't really necessarily need to be able to run the best and newest games but that would be nice of course. I realize that all of these features might not be the best on the same computer.
I don't really care for touchscreens on laptops and Asus is not a must but i do like their computers and have had good experiences with them.
So how much better is the above one really than the lower one?
Is the price increase worth it?
Are both of them even worth it for that price?
Are there better choices out there?