I want to buy a new notebook to replace my 5 year-old desktop.
Unfortunately, I'm having some trouble deciding which model to get: The Dell Vostro 3550 or the Asus N53TA.
I'm gonna use it mainly to do college work and gaming (like dragon age, the sims 3, skyrim, fable III and maybe Diablo III)
I know these may not be actual gaming laptops, but i'm from Brazil and I don't have many specific options here. Besides, they are extremely high-priced.
Regarding the price, they are very similar. The N53TA is around U$ 100 more expensive than the Vostro.
a) yes, it does have all these features, i checked on their website.
b) I read the reviews and watched some gameplay videos on youtube and I actually liked how Vostro went out.
Maziar and WR2,
I share your opinion and still think Asus may have a better graphic performance (and this is important to me, because gaming will be a reality), but the fact that I can't find almost any reviews, or gameplay videos makes me worried and lost, because this kinda compromises the comparison. Despite owning an Asus netbook (to take notes in class) and trusting the brand, I'm tending to choose the Vostro.
However, if Asus' GPU performance is significantly better than Vostro's, I'll have to think it over
Well, guys, just for your information, I have chosen the Vostro 3550.
I've already ordered the laptop online last Monday and now I'm anxioulsy waiting for it to arrive!
Thank you for your help. The reviews and some youtube gameplay videos were crucial in my decision.