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Vaio x Asus x Acer. Which one should I choose??!!

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August 25, 2008 6:41:25 PM

Guys,

I'm in Germany and I have a terrible doubt about which one of these 3 notebooks I should buy. I expect a great performance with good screen resolution a relatively low weight.
My budget is up to 2500 Euros I'll buy it online from one of these 2 sites:

www.notebook.de
www.planet-notebook.de

Here are my 3 choices:

Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU with Intel Core2Duo T9400 2.53 GHz - 1600,00 Euros
- 16.4" WXGA++ X-Black II LCD Dual Lamp, max. 1660x900
- 4096 MB DDR2-RAM 800MHz
- 320 GB SATA-HDD 7200rpm
- 256 MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
- Blu-Ray Disc BD-R/-RE/-ROM/DVD+-/RW/+-R/DL/RAM
- Wireless LAN integr. (54a/b/g/Draft-N)
- Bluetooth integrated
- HDMI( HDCP)
- Express Card Slot
- integrated Webcam
- Memory-Stick & SD Card/Reader
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate


Asus M50VM-AK014C with Core 2 Duo T9400 2.53 GHz - 1250,00 Euros
- 15.4” WSXGA+ Color Shine Display, max. 1680x1050
- Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 (2.53 GHz,1066 MHz,6 MB L2 Cache)
- 4096 MB DDR2-RAM (800MHz)
- 320 GB SATA-HDD 5400rpm
- 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
- Blu-Ray with DVD+-RW DL (8x/4x/16x/10x/12x/24x)
- Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 AGN
- Bluetooth 2.0
- Fingerprintsensor
- Express Card-Slot and HDMI
- 1.3 Megapixel Webcam
- Numeric keyboard
- 8-in-1 Card Reader/Writer
- 2,8 kg incl. Battery
- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Acer Aspire 6935G-944G32BN with Core 2 Duo T9400 2.53 GHz - 1400,00 Euros

- 16" WUXGA CineCrystal TFT, max. 1920 x 1080
- Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 Processor 2530 MHz 1066FSB (6 MB L2-Cache)
- 4096 MB DDR3-RAM 1066MHz
- 320 GB SATA 7200rpm HDD
- 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M-GT up to 1280 MB TurboCache
- 8x DVD-SuperMulti Double Layer with Blu-Ray
- WLAN (802.11a/b/g/Draft-N) & Bluetooth 2.0 integr.
- ExpressCard Slot
- Dolby certificated speaker and Acer Tuba CineBass Subwoofer
- Acer CineDash MediaConsole
- 6-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MMCplus/xD/MS/MS Pro)
- Webcam integr. 1,3 MegP
- Fingerprintsensor
- DVB-T Tuner integrated
- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

The Acer as you can see, have amazing specs, but can I trust an Acer notebook? Which should I choose? Someone comes up with any other suggestion?

Thanks to all.

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August 25, 2008 6:45:34 PM

Here is the FAQ answered.

1_What is your budget?
2500 Euros

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
between 15 and 16

3_What screen resolution do you want?
Not less than 1600x900
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable
5_How much battery life do you need?
At least 2 hours
6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing, surfing the web, playing music, watching movies, Etc.)
Watchin Movies, DVD copying, Video editing, Photo editing.
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
At least 200Gb
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
www.notebook.de
www.planet-notebook.com
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
4 to 5 years
11_If you would like to mention some other things about purchasing your ideal laptop, post them.

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
Sony, HP
13_What country do you live in?
Germany
August 26, 2008 5:18:23 AM

The Acer wins in terms of processing power specs, but lacks out on a Bluray drive and Bluetooth. It has a sweet screen though.

Asus, from what I hear, probably has the best customer support out of all three. I don't like the 5400rpm drive though.

The Sony has HDMI, which is nice, but the screen is a lower resolution (so you'll those Bluray movies will have to scale). I also find that a lot of the Vaio's feel less sturdy than some laptops I've tried, which is backed up by this review (http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/216435/sony-vaio-vgnfw11...) but it also says good things. Note, according to that review, you only get 2 and a bit hours worth of light work, with less than an hour of heavy load, so it might not match what you need.
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a c 244 D Laptop
August 26, 2008 12:12:49 PM

Go for the ACER one.
a b D Laptop
August 26, 2008 4:01:54 PM

I would go with either the Asus or the Acer. I've seen Acer's before and they feel cheap and plasticky to me. I have not used Asus' laptops before, but like Worm said, they are supposed to have very good customer support.
August 27, 2008 12:48:43 AM

lostandwandering said:
I would go with either the Asus or the Acer. I've seen Acer's before and they feel cheap and plasticky to me. I have not used Asus' laptops before, but like Worm said, they are supposed to have very good customer support.


vaio is better than acer
I have both. Acer gets more warmer and is plastic like.
a b D Laptop
August 27, 2008 3:45:14 AM

xpix said:
vaio is better than acer
I have both. Acer gets more warmer and is plastic like.


Think of it in these two terms though:
1) Specs. The Vaio has probably the weakest graphics of the entire group
2) Price. Despite being the weaker performer, the Vaio is at least 200 euros more than the next most expensive on his list.

I do agree that Acers feel cheap. From a price/performance stand point, I think the Asus wins.
January 19, 2009 4:39:32 PM

I have owned a few Vaios, HPs in the past. Currently, I own a Vaio FZ and and an Asus M50 and I could very easily say that Asus is the best built and best quality notebook that I have ever owned. It is really an achievement for the company, with very humble beginings, to build products of such quality that easily surpass the industry leaders, by far!!!!
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