Acer vs msi

MSI CX420x

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-480M 2.66GHZ processor
OS: Dos
Memory: 4GB
Display: LCD 14.0" 1366x768 HD
Gfx/Video: ATi® Mobility Radeon HD5470, DDR3 1GB
Optical Drive: Super-Multi DVDRW


vs

Acer Aspire 4750G-2312G50Mn

CPU: Intel Core i3-2310M 2.10GHz Processor with 35W, supporting Intel 64 architechture, Intel smart Cache
OS: Linux OS
Memory: 2GB DDR3
Display: 14" HD Active Matrix TFT Color LED
Gfx/Video: nVidia GeForce GT 540M 1024MB DDR3 dedicated Graphic Card
Optical Drive: 8x Super Multi DL DVD+/-RW Drive


*The MSI is an older model, I think. It costs some $US 25 more. I am trying to get a laptop that I can use as an all-around PC. Movies, a little work:excel, photos, videos tasks, gaming. Unfortunately my budget is only able to afford up to these laptops.

*Please help me decide. Thank you.
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  1. Hello asoxtao;

    Apart from gaming there won't be too much difference in overall performance for the rest of the tasks you list. The MSI CX420x's Core i5-480M 2.66GHZ CPU has the edge here.

    For gaming the GT 540M graphics card of the Aspire 4750G will be a much better choice for gaming.

    Overall, with gaming being the factor in making a choice, its the Aspire 4750G.
  2. Here is a comparison between the GT 540M and HD 5470 in a few different games:

    http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/3052/ss120.jpg
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