Acer or Asus?


Jul 20, 2015
In terms which is more of a bang for the buck gaming laptop? I know the acer 17 1070 is better but is it worth the extra money? I notice the Acer 17 1070 is the only one with g-sync will it make a bigger impact when gaming? Thanks
Very difficult to say ... you can't argue which one has higher quality as neither company actually "makes" a laptop and they were both likely made on the same production lines using most of the same parts.

The vast majority of laptops on the market are manufactured by a small handful of Taiwan-based Original Design Manufacturers (ODM), although their production bases are located mostly in mainland China.

Major relationships include:

Quanta sells to (among others) HP, Lenovo, Apple, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Sony, Fujitsu and NEC
Compal sells to (among others) Acer, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and HP/Compaq
Wistron sells to Dell, Acer, Lenovo and HP
Inventec sells to Toshiba, HP, Dell and Lenovo
Pegatron sells to Asus, Toshiba, Apple, Dell and Acer
Foxconn sells to Asus, Dell, HP and Apple
Flextronics sells to HP

In this price range, I'd venture to guess that Pegatron made both.

The problem w/ most mass market brands is that they name the 2 o3 components of peak interest and then "cheap-out" on the rest. I prefer to pick each component that goes in, starting with a "barebones" and then specifying each component among the various options.

17.3” Full HD (1920 x 1080) Clear LG IPS MATTE G-SYNC™ Technology
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB GDDR5
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 2400MHz (PC4 19200) (2 x 8GB) - SPECIAL!
SanDisk X400 256GB M.2 SSD - Primary C Drive - SPECIAL!
1 TB HGST 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive
Intel® Dual Band Ultra -AC 8260 M.2 AC + Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Card
Free Shipping
LIFETIME Limited Labor and 2 Years Premium Parts Warranty

That's cheaper, most of same components, some better and much better warranty

Price: $1,429.00
Cash Price: $1,386.13

The 1070 will run ya more configured the same way

Price: $1,644.00
Cash Price: $1,594.68

These are US distributor prices, everyone will be the same ... until you get the guy on the phone. Size of the discount depends on the total cost of the build. I have actually saved money by upgrading as in the case of a $1745 build that went to $1755 with a wireless upgrade . That pushed the cost above $1750 which made me eligible for an extra $50 on the discount.which added an extra $50 to my discount dropping my price with the upgrade to $1705 and put an extra $40 back in my pocket..

Notes on Price:

1. Clevo restricts "advertised prices"... once you call the distributor, they can make any deal they want.

2. You get the Cash Price Online Bank payments (Bill Pay, Sure Pay, etc) , Bank Wire Transfers, Business Checks & Money Orders, personal checks for Wells Fargo bank. You can use personal checks but have to wait for it to clear.

See the FAQ

I understand if you sat "I never heard of Clevo " ... but I bet ya never heard of the companies that actually made the Asus and Acer lappies too.

CLEVO is a large Taiwanese computer company specializing in laptops. While the Clevo brand name is perhaps not widely known, their products are re-branded and sold by known boutique brand OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)… notably Sager, VoodooPC, Falcon Northwest, Eurocom, etc. They are also considered (by whoever knows about notebooks) to design and manufacturer the best of the best notebooks in terms of superior build quality and innovative designs.

Established in 1983, as an ODM (Original Design Manufacturer), they sell barebones ranging from laptop to portable computing solutions for both AMD and Intel processors. Clevo is one of the world's most preferred ODM partners and markets their products in more than 50 countries, and have established service centers in the USA, Germany, Britain, China, and Taiwan.



Dec 8, 2016
I've had both of those. Acer has a long lifespan, where as Asus seems to only last a few months before it slows down excessively.