Which to buy

Debating between these two...

Under $700 is my pricepoint

Will be used for 30% surfing web/email, 20% work (ie Word/Excel), 10% CAD (acad2000 no rendering or 3d), 20% multimedia (watching burning dvd's, music), 10% microsoft flight sim 2004

I'm new to the laptop scene so comments on which one is better would be appreciated

Brand Acer
Series Aspire
Model AS6920-6898
Part# LX.APQ0X.680
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo T5900 2.2G
Screen 16" WXGA
Memory Size 4GB DDR2
Hard Disk 320GB
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
Video Memory 512MB
Communication Modem, Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Card slot 1 x ExpressCard/54 slot
Dimensions 15.13" x 10.81" x 1.55-1.71"
Weight 7.72 lbs.
Tech Intel Centrino Processor Technology
Other Features Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo
CPU Speed T5900(2.20GHz)
CPU L2 Cache 2MB
Chipset Intel PM965
Screen Size 16"
Wide Screen Support Yes
LCD Features Acer CineCrystal
Display Type Wide XGA
Resolution 1366 x 768
Operating Systems
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Video Memory Dedicated 512MB
Graphic Type Dedicated Card
Hard Drive
HDD RPM 5400rpm
HDD Interface SATA
Memory Slots 2 x DIMM
Memory Speed DDR2 667
Memory 4GB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
Optical Drive Interface Integrated
Optical Drive Spec 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
Write: 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
Modem V.92 56K
LAN 10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN
Card Slot 1 x ExpressCard/54 slot
Video Port 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI
Audio Ports Yes
Audio Dolby Home Theater Audio Enhancement
Speaker Two Built-in Stereo Speakers and one Acer Tuba CineBass Subwoofer
Input Device
Touchpad Yes
Keyboard Standard
Supplemental Drive
Card Reader 6-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), MultiMediaCard Plus (MMCplus), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD)
Webcam Yes
Battery 6-cell lithium ion
Physical spec
Dimensions 15.13" x 10.81" x 1.55-1.71"
Weight 7.72 lbs.
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 1 year limited
Labor 1 year limited

$649 at Newegg

MSI GX730-043US Notebook PC
Display Type: WXGA+ with Glossy Finish
Screen Size: 17"
Maximum Resolution: 1440 x 900
Memory Type: DDR2
Memory Size: 4GB
Memory Speed: DDR2 800
Memory Slots (Total): 2
Memory Slots (Filled): 2
Memory Slots (Available): 0
Capacity: 320GB
Drive Types: Hard Drive
Lifestyle: Gaming
Condition: New
Operating Systems: Windows Vista Home Premium
Startup Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Operating System Licenses Included: Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Platform: Notebook PC
Expansion Ports: 1 - Express Card Slot
Processor Brand: AMD
Processor Class: Turion 64 X2
Processor Type: Dual-Core
Processor Speed: 2.0GHz
Processor FSB: 1800 MHz
Processor Cache: 2 x 512KB L2
Graphics Description: Dedicated Graphics
GPU/VPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD3650
Video Memory: 512MB DDR2
Video Interface: HDMI, VGA
Optical Drive Type: Super-Multi drive
Supplemental Drive Type: Media Reader
Capacity: 4-in-1
Media Types: Memory Stick
Secure Digital
Memory Stick PRO
Multi Media Card
Audio Description: Integrated Audio
Audio Chipset: Hi-Definition (HD) Audio Support
Audio Channels: 4 speakers + subwoofer
Audio Input: 1- Microphone input port
1- Line In
Audio Output: 1 - Headphone output port
USB Ports: 3
1 - eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo
FireWire Ports: 1
Fast Infrared Ports (FIR): N/A
LAN Ports: 1
Modem Ports: 1
Audio Out Jacks: 1
Line In Jacks: 1
Microphone Jacks: 1
VGA Ports: 1
S-Video Connectors: N/A
DVI Video: N/A
HDMI Ports: 1
Port Replicator/Connector: N/A
Communications Description: Integrated LAN
Integrated Modem
Integrated Wireless LAN
Integrated Bluetooth
Interface Type: RJ-11 Phone Connector
RJ-45 Ethernet Connector
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n
Data Transfer Rate: 56Kbps Modem
10/100/1000Mbps Network
Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR, Up to 300 Mbps
Protocols: V.92
Width: 15.56"
Height: 1.04"-1.38"
Depth: 10.95"
Weight: 7.04 lbs
Mouse Type: Touch Pad
Buttons: 2
Battery Type: 6-Cell Lithium-
Integrated Webcam: Yes
Webcam Resolution: 2.0MP

$679 at tigerdirect
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  1. Both are good,however i would choose the first model because it has a better CPU
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