Asus or Lenovo?

Hey there! I'm in a little bit of a pickle at the moment. While I'm more or less decided on a laptop, an Ideapad z580, I'm still looking to keep my options open and want to know a little bit more about Asus. I keep hearing that Lenovo laptops are tanks, but I also hear a lot of good things about Asus?

The Ideapad I plan on buying is fifty bucks over my budget (roughly $600), but the specs are as follow:

Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M Processor( 2.50GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Memory: 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
Display: 15.6" HD Glare with integrated camera 1366x768
Pointing device: Industry Standard Touchpad
Hard Drive: 1TB 5400 rpm
Optical Drive: DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Network Card: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200BGN
Bluetooth: Bluetooth Version 4.0

(There's also a similar laptop with fewer specs)

Now, I'm willing to shell out extra cash for a laptop that will fulfill my needs and last me for several years, but I'm also game to save a little money if I can get around the same specs for a lower price. Basically, what's your experience with either company? How's the hardware? I've been looking around the internet and all the answers are a mixed bunch and all seem to settle on "they're all good."

Asus Specs

ASUS K55A-BI5093B Laptop Computer
3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz, 4GB DDR3
500GB HDD
DVDRW
15.6" Display
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

(Link)

The laptop will be used for mainly digital painting, school work and web-browsing, as well as whatever other hobbies I decide to take up.

I guess my question is, what do you think I should settle?
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  1. Lenovo, and ASUS are both great brands in my previous experiences. If you are looking for a notebook to last longer, Lenovo will most likely outlive ASUS. I'm pretty sure both companies provide one year warranty, (( can be upgraded to three year for a small fee )). What GPU comes with the ASUS?
  2. I'm actually not sure what's the gpu on the ASUS.

    Here are some more detailed specifications, ha-ha! Sorry!

    Memory Module Specifications
    Memory Type DDR3
    Total Memory Size 4GB
    Maximum Memory Supported 8GB
    Monitor Specifications
    Display Type HD LED-backlit Widescreen Display
    Screen Size 15.6"
    Maximum Resolution 1366 x 768
    Touch Screen No
    Processor Specifications
    Processor Class Core i5
    Processor Brand Intel
    Processor Type Dual-Core
    Processor Speed 2.5GHz
    Processor Number i5-3210M
    Notebook Specifications
    Lifestyle Home & Student
    Condition New
    Operating Systems Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
    Platform Laptop
    Hard Disk Drive Specifications
    Capacity 500GB
    Drive Types Hard Drive
    Hard Drive Speed 5400 RPM
    Graphics Specifications
    Graphics Description Integrated Graphics
    Optical Drive Specifications
    Optical Drive DVD Super Multi Burner
    Supplemental Drive
    Supplemental Drive Type Media Reader
    Audio Specifications
    Audio Description Integrated Audio
    Audio Chipset Azalia compliant audio chip, with 3D effect & full duplex
    Integrated Microphone Yes
    Media Ports
    USB Ports (Total) 2 - USB 3.0
    1 - USB 2.0
    LAN Ports 1
    Audio Out Jacks 1
    Microphone Jacks 1
    VGA Ports 1
    HDMI Ports 1 - HDMI 1.4
    Communications
    Communications Description Integrated LAN
    Integrated Wireless LAN
    Interface Type RJ-45
    802.11n Wireless Networking
    Data Transfer Rate 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    Dimensions
    Width 14.9"
    Height 1.3"
    Depth 9.9"
    Weight 5.6 lbs
    Mouse Specifications
    Mouse Type Touch Pad
    Keyboard Specifications
    Keyboard Type Chiclet Keyboard
    Battery
    Battery Type 6-Cell Lithium-ion
    Battery Life Up to 6 hours and 38 minutes
  3. It say's integrated GPU, so I'm assuming either Intel HD Graphics, or Intel HD 3000. I would personally recommend the Lenovo.
  4. Alright, guess I'll finally settle on my gut feeling! c: ♥
  5. personally i buy sager laptops, you can get a lot of performance for an excellent price and you can choose your components
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