Which notebook / ultrabook ? ASUS S56CM-xx130h vs Acer Aspire 7740 Tags: Aspire Acer Notebooks Tom's Guide Asus Last response: May 17, 2014 4:48 AM in Tom's Guide Share Supaplex May 16, 2014 5:30:35 AM Hi, Iam considering buying a notebook/ultrabook for school, However i seem to have these options: Acer Aspire 7740 for $250 17.3" LED intel core i5 2.25ghz quadcore 6gb ram 320gb hdd samsung sprintpoint ATI radeon 5650 1GB + Will have to buy a new battery for $70 OR Asus S56C-XX130H for $385 15.6" LED Intel core i5-3317 Ivy Bridge 4GB DDR3 1600mhz 750GB HDD, 24GB SSD Nvidia GeForce GT635M 2GB These are both pre-owned. The way i see it, the Asus definitely wins, lighter, thinner, smaller, maybe even slighly higher performance.. Reason iam asking is just to make sure iam not missing anything here, would the asus be good choice ? Official budget is $350 so the asus is a bit over it, yet still seems far more superior. I will also greet any other recommendations Thanks, More about : notebook ultrabook asus s56cm xx130h acer aspire 7740 Reply to Supaplex DevAllen May 17, 2014 4:48:07 AM I would go for the Asus, way more powerful as you said, you will be paying a little more then your budget but it's well worth it. If I may ask what will you be using your Laptop for? Homework, music? Reply to DevAllen m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedWhich laptop is better? ASUS VivoBook S56CM-XX097H Ultrabook vs. HP Pavilion 15-E001AU Notebook HEP15E001 Forum Which Ultrabook to buy? Acer S5 or Asus Zenbook Prime? Forum SolvedAcer Aspire V3-571-i7 VS ASUS K56CB-XO129-i7 Forum Picking a Notebook: Asus a46ca vs Acer TMX-483 Forum Help plz:Acer Aspire V5-552PG-X469 vs Asus V500CA-EB71T Forum ASUS K56CB vs. Acer Aspire v3-571g? Forum ACER ASPIRE v3-551g-x419 VS ASUS R500VJ-MS51[Gaming] Forum Asus A55A-AH31 vs Acer Aspire V3-551-8469 Forum Which is much better asus 1015, samsung n150 or acer aspire d2 laptop? Forum Acer H236HLbid or ASUS VS239H-P - Which one? Forum acer aspire 2012 vs asus M6000 laptop.. Forum Acer vs asus! which one from these two? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Tom's Guide categories Article Discussions Microsoft Zune Polls Tell Us !