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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
June 7, 2014 6:17:05 AM

I really like both of these laptops (links below) and I can't seem to decide between them , they are both very similarly speced but HP is 163$ more expensive and i have a few questions that are not answered by merely comparing the specs, like :

1) is the difference really noticeable between 1080p and 1600x900? ( they both seemed to have really great brightness and colors)
2)Which do you think has the better sound system
3) which has better Cooling

I have read many reviews about the acer v3 but I didn't find any real indepth reviews of HP ENVY 17.

As for my use , it will be everyday stuff , multimedia and playing a couple of games (MMOs / RPGs and some recent or slightly older titles )

Acer v3-772g:

HP ENVY 17t-j100 (non leap version):!tab=specs

Which would you recommend and why?

Thank you

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a c 302 D Laptop
a b α HP
June 7, 2014 6:26:27 AM

They are identical performance specs - i7 4702MQ and GT750M.

I'd vote for the Acer because HP end up with faults being reported here a lot and HP don't provide enough detail to help solve problems. Also 1080p would be better.

They both have crap cooling and sound. Get a laptop cooler and sound card if you really want to.
June 7, 2014 1:45:10 PM

Thanks for the opinion , but a little less informative :) 
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a c 302 D Laptop
a b α HP
June 7, 2014 4:57:36 PM

Than what?

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a b D Laptop
June 8, 2014 6:59:35 AM

Putting it simply:
get the $163 cheaper Acer.
Acer have better build quality than HP
Yes the difference is noticeable between 900p and 1080p
Sound card's are rarely a thing, they normally all use the basic dynaudio or another standard. On anything below £1500 Sound cards normally suck.
a quote from the HP review about cooling: "It is almost impossible to convert a video or play a game when the laptop is resting on the thighs. The user would have to wear thick, insulating pants for this."
The acer has very similar temperatures - just the review doesn't feature a funny quote.
reviews for both these products are here:
Hp envy:
Acer v3:

TL;DR get the acer.
June 8, 2014 9:33:26 AM

Yep, thanks guys ,acer it is then .