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Which of these two Acer models should I buy?

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November 27, 2012 9:39:23 AM

I can't decide between:

Acer Aspive V3 V3-571G-53218G1TMakk

Windows 8 - 15.6" HD LED 16:9 - Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor (2.5GHz - 3.1GHz Turbo - 3MB L3 cache) - 8GB DDR3 RAM - NVIDIA® GeForce® GT640M 2GB - 1TB HDD - Super Multi DVD/RW DL - Midnight Black - QWERTY
http://www.acer.nl/ac/nl/NL/content/model-datasheet/NX.RZNEH.008

and

Acer Aspive V3 V3-771G-53216G75Maii

Windows 8 - 17.3" FULL HD ILED 16:9 - Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor (2.4GHz - 3MB L3 cache) - 6GB DDR3 RAM - NVIDIA® GeForce® GT630M 1GB - 750GB HDD - Super Multi DVD/RW DL - Nightfall Gray - QWERTY
http://www.acer.nl/ac/nl/NL/content/model-datasheet/NX.M1ZEH.008

As you see, they're pretty similar, though the first one has a much(?) better GPU, more memory, but a smaller screen and lower resolution (1366 x 768).

Which one would one you choose and why? I'm really torn between these two as I don't if the bigger, full hd screen is worth. It's bigger, but also less mobile. There price is the same.

Thanks.

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November 27, 2012 2:08:39 PM

Let's compare one by one. The main things to compare in a laptop are the processors, RAM and graphics cards. So, processors seem to be the same... RAM is more in the first, but I'm not sure if the RAM can be upgraded... The first has a 2GB 640M card, which is superior to the 1GB 630M card. Screen size doesn't matter too much, except for the fact that the 15.6inch screen will be easier and lighter to move around with than the 17.3inch screen. Lastly, resolution... It is true that the first option has a lower resolution, but it shouldn't matter much because at least where games are concerned, the graphics card will sort out any major frame rate problems. In any case, the difference in resolution isn't ALL that much. So I strongly suggest you go ahead with the first one, because of it's graphics card and slightly bigger RAM. As I said, it also has the added benefit of being more mobile. A 15.6 inch screen is really large enough. :) 
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