I'm looking to purchase a laptop for college. It will primarily be used for basic stuff, and maybe light gaming. (MMOs, RTSes, on modest settings). I have a desktop I built if I want to do serious gaming. I also plan to run music stuff on it - FruityLoops, Ableton, etc.
Size/weight is an issue, as I will have to lug it around my huge campus and have classes only a few minutes apart, so I will be trying to move quickly. Eight or so pounds doesn't sound heavy now, but I'm afraid it may too much when I'm carrying text books and stuff.
To be clear, I could use a USB 3.0 SSD with either of them, right? Would I be able to run Windows off of it?
Thanks in advance.
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Get the ASUS. After a years of being a part of the computer industry HP has been the top dog but i gotta say, ASUS makes D*** good laptops..
Thanks for the reply. I have heard many good things about ASUS, which is why I'm leaning towards that brand. If I decide to choose 1080p over gaming capability, would the HP be a good buy? Anyone know if the integrated graphics would be enough to run music programs such as Ableton?