600-800 Dollar Budget Laptop

Which Sub- $800 Laptop do you recommend?

  • Acer Aspire V7-582PG-6854

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  • Lenovo Y40

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  • Other (Please Post a link to the laptop you suggest)

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May 7, 2012
Hi guys, I am looking for a laptop in the range of 600-800. There are two laptops I am looking at specifically:

Acer Aspire V7-582PG-6854 Touchscreen Ultrabook ($749 on MS Store)
Intel Core i5-4200U 1.60 GHz with Turbo Boost technology up to 2.60 GHz
15.6 in Full HD widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit with IPS (1920 x 1080), 10-finger multi-touch support
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 4GB graphics memory
8GB DDR3 1600 MHz
500GB 5400 RPM hybrid drive
802.11a/b/g/n (Miracast enabled)


Lenovo Y40 ($799)
4th Generation Intel Core i7-4510U Processor (2.00GHz 1600 MHz 4MB)
14.0" FHD LED AntiGlare Backlight (1920x1080)
AMD Radeon R9 M275 2GB
8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
Hybrid 500GB 5400 RPM+8GB SSHD
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160

I will be taking this to work and want to be able to:
Microsoft Office, Youtube, Movies and light gaming.

Both of these have discreet graphics card, are portable which is good because I do NOT want something bulky and heavy. I live in the US, if that helps and I just want to know which laptop the great Tom's Hardware community would choose! I will be purchasing in two weeks! Thanks guys, and if there is something better that I just missed please post the link! Thank you again!
If you want a laptop that's very portable and ultra-thin, the Acer would be the way to go. The Acer also boasts a 6.5 hour battery life, which is great if you're on the go constantly.

The Lenovo has a better GPU, which will result in a higher frame rate. Other than that, I can't really see a huge difference between these two laptops.