Which ultrabook should I get?

ASUS VivoBook S500CA-US71T:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231324R

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834313594

Right now they are both the same price. The only difference that I care about in the two is that the Asus has an i7, where as the Lenovo has an i5. The Asus also has 4gb ram, and a hybrid 24gb ssd/500gb hdd, and the Lenovo has 8gb ram and 128gb ssd.

I am going to be using this ultrabook for college. Which is the better choice? I'm kinda leaning toward the Asus because of the i7 and I can just upgrade the ram when I get it. HELP!
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  1. I recommend the asus
  2. I agree. Get the Asus. i7 and more storage. Just be sure that the RAM is user upgradeable.

    Yogi
  3. Y0GI said:
    I agree. Get the Asus. i7 and more storage. Just be sure that the RAM is user upgradeable.

    Yogi


    Yes the ram is upgradeable. The only drawback I'm having with the Asus, is that its an open box. People are saying on the reviews that they are getting everything that was originally included, and that the Asus 1yr warrantee still comes with the computer.
  4. swipert3hf0x said:
    Y0GI said:
    I agree. Get the Asus. i7 and more storage. Just be sure that the RAM is user upgradeable.

    Yogi


    Yes the ram is upgradeable. The only drawback I'm having with the Asus, is that its an open box. People are saying on the reviews that they are getting everything that was originally included, and that the Asus 1yr warrantee still comes with the computer.


    I can't advise you on that. A lot would depend on the reliability and reputation of the seller.

    Yogi
  5. Y0GI said:
    swipert3hf0x said:
    Y0GI said:
    I agree. Get the Asus. i7 and more storage. Just be sure that the RAM is user upgradeable.

    Yogi


    Yes the ram is upgradeable. The only drawback I'm having with the Asus, is that its an open box. People are saying on the reviews that they are getting everything that was originally included, and that the Asus 1yr warrantee still comes with the computer.


    I can't advise you on that. A lot would depend on the reliability and reputation of the seller.

    Yogi



    Its from NewEgg
  6. Construkt said:
    You don't want the ASUS because it has a last generation processor, while the Flex 15 has a Haswell core which will include Intel HD 4400 on-processor graphics rather than the Intel HD 4000 graphics in the ASUS.

    I don't suggest the Flex 15 either, though, because the battery life is terrible.

    If you want a good laptop for school, the Acer Aspire V7-482PG is on sale right now and has:

    Intel Core i5-4200U
    8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
    500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
    14-Inch Touchscreen 1920x1080
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    Weighs 4.4lbs
    8 hours of battery life

    It has dedicated graphics, better battery life, a full HD touch display, and is significantly more lightweight. If you can get together the extra money it would be well worth it for you.


    Thanks for all that. I don't care about the graphics. This is solely for the purpose of student use. I have a gaming rig at home. I want an ultra book. Also, on cpu compare even though the i7 is an older model, it still wins out over the i5. By .4 or something like that. A ssd is necessary. Do you recommend any others for this price?
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