Choosing a laptop - Dell or Acer

Hi there,

I want to buy a laptop but i can't decide on the brand mostly. I hope this big community can help me make this decision faster.

I'm also interested on reviews/replies from people who know a little bit more about laptop hardware, laptop brands and how they build those laptops, laptop heating problems etc. For example i have heard that Dell tests all the hardware in a laptop to be compatible. About Acer i don't know too much.

This laptop will replace my desktop computer and i will be using it every day for business. It will be used for : Design (Illustrator, Photoshop) and Programming - Web development. I will be using a 22" monitor for design , but beside that i want the laptop to have a good display for times when i am away, and also for my eyes.

I want the laptop to be as reliable as it can.

In conclusion i have to decide between this two:

1.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Laptop Dell Inspiron N5110 cu procesor Intel® CoreTM i5-2430M 2.40GHz, 4GB, 320GB, nVidia GeForce GT 525M 1GB, Free DOS, Diamond Black


Processor :
Intel® CoreTM i5

Technology:
32 nm

Model:
2430M

Frequency:
2400 MHz

Cache:
3072 KB

Display:
TrueLife
15.6 inch

Resolution:
1366 x 768

Technology:
LCD LED

RAM:
4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz

HDD:
320 GB
5400 rpm
SATA


Video card:
1024 MB
Dedicated
NVIDIA
GT 525M
GeForce

Multimedia:

DVD RW
2 speakers
WEB cam 1.0 MP
Card reader: yes
SRS Premium Sound 4 W
ESATA:1 x eSATA(USB Combo)
Audio:1
VGA:1
RJ-45:1
USB 3.0:2
HDMI:1
Mic:1


Networking: 10/100 Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n

Battery: Li Ion 6 cells


Weight: 2.54 Kg

Others:
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 (1x2 b/g/n+ Bluetooth Combo Card)
Tehnologie NVIDIA Optimus


2.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Laptop Acer Aspire 5750G-2454G75Mnkk cu procesor Intel® CoreTM i5-2450M 2.50GHz, 4GB, 750GB, nVidia GeForce GT 630M 2GB, Linux, Black

Processor:
Intel® CoreTM i5

Model:
2450M

Technology:
32 nm

Frequency:
2500 MHz

Cache:
3072 KB

Display:
Acer CineCrystal
15.6 inch

Resolution:
1366 x 768

Technology:
LCD LED

RAM:
4 GB DDR3

Frequency:
1066 MHz

HDD:
750 GB
5400 rpm
SATA

Video card:
2048 MB
NVIDIA
GT 630M
GeForce


Multimedia
DVD RW
Stereo speakers
WEB cam: 1.3 MP
Card reader: yes
Technology: Dolby Advanced Audio v2
Audio:1
VGA:1
RJ-45:1
HDMI:1
Mic:1
USB 2.0:3

Networking:
10/100/1000

Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n

Battery: Li Ion 6 Cells

Weight: 2.6 Kg


If you have other recommendations for me, please let me know.

Also, i have to decide until tomorrow and i will appreciate it if you will post your answer until then.

Thank you for all your replies.
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  1. neither go for asus
  2. i was looking couple weeks ago for one as well and came across this on amazon its used but well worth the money. Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4830TG-6450 . It has a video card and everything else you need. I also added a mushkin chronos 120 gb ssd for 130 and 8 gigs if vengeance ram 1600mhz for 40 dollars to it. Just doing this made it wake up to be a beast for only 600. it now boots up into windows from being off in only 11 secounds. The screen is very crisp and well colored with all this and only 4 pounds. Also the fan on this is silent i have never even heard the fan go onto full blast. The only way i got it to go full blast was when i over clocked the gpu a lot and was playing BF3 and mine craft with out anything under the laptop to lift it up. Even then the gpu was at 62c only and wasnt struggling the least bit. The battery life is insane on this on power saver mode this lasts for 9 hours which is crazy. balanced about 6 hours rigt now i havent had a power cable in on power saver mode since i started work at 6am its now 9:06 it say 65 percent left 5 45 mins to go. The fan at full blast sounds like many laptops and very low its still very hard to hear it and as this being a work laptop it fits perfectly. My old hp that went sounded like a turbine 24/7 and was giving me a headache. This laptop in the end should recieve 5 out of 5 starts.
  3. A friend of mine had a bad experience with asus. The hdd broken and he could not recover all of his files, also the laptop was heating very quickly and some motherboard problems. This is why i didn't consider it ! Thanks for your answer!
  4. @burton88 Thanks for your reply but i want a 15.6" laptop, that one is 14". I will consider your answer as a vote for Acer.
  5. alvine said:
    neither go for asus


    Quote:
    A friend of mine had a bad experience with asus. The hdd broken and he could not recover all of his files, also the laptop was heating very quickly and some motherboard problems. This is why i didn't consider it ! Thanks for your answer!
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