I like the specs on both, Obviously the HP's GPU is faster, but how much faster? I have my desktop for gaming (even though it isn't state of the art). My gt 545 runs skyrim on high settings so I am cool with that. I honestly would love to keep it under 700$ (Half my loans) but is the extra 70$ worth it? The asus has cooled track pad, I am just stuck between the two. It will mostly be used for school, but It would be nice to game a little while I am in between classes or don't feel like being in my room.