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Need to appease father--Acer laptop vs. Gateway Desktop (specs inside)

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May 20, 2012 10:19:54 PM

Hello all. I apologize if this is in the incorrect forum as this is my very first post. I frequent this site whenever I am researching comparisons between different machines/systems and I enjoy reading the wonderful member feedback.

That being said, I am posting to ask for a comparison between two machines in order to appease my pestering father. :na:  My parents' computer crashed recently and they have been without a computer since (save my father's work laptop). I immediately went searching for a great replacement that will fulfill all of their needs.

They do not use any large programs nor game, so processor/CPU and graphics card are mostly a non-issue; however, I would like for them to have a decent computer that will be stable enough to get them through what they need (general usage).

I found this desktop on newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883113188) and read through the reviews and thought it a good match for their needs.

He found this laptop on HSN :sarcastic:  (http://www.hsn.com/electronics/acer-17-3-lcd-quad-core-4gb-ram-750gb-hdd-laptop-with-skinit-personalization-coupon-black_pf-184618_xp.aspx) and began asking me a lot of questions about whether it would be a good purchase.

In order to appease him, I would kindly ask the opinion of this forum on which machine would be the better purchase. Again, I apologize if I posted in the incorrect forum (and for the length of this message :D  ).

Thank you,
Michael

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May 20, 2012 10:50:42 PM

The desktop has a slightly better spec and would mean you could get a 1080P monitor and easily be able to upgrade it easily etc. If you would prefer portability though, that laptop looks fine.
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May 22, 2012 11:29:34 PM

jmsellars1 said:
The desktop has a slightly better spec and would mean you could get a 1080P monitor and easily be able to upgrade it easily etc. If you would prefer portability though, that laptop looks fine.


Thank you, jmsellars1. I will pass the message on to my father.
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June 18, 2012 5:51:05 AM

Best answer selected by The_Wheel.
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