Aspire V5-552P-X404 vs. Aspire V5-561G-6407

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Hey guys. I'm in a bit of dilemma here; I'm having quite a bit of difficulty choosing between the Aspire V5-552P-X404 and Aspire V5-561G-6407. I'll list the pros/ cons of each laptop as well as their specs and see if you guys can help steer me in one direction or the other.

Aspire V5-552P-X404: http://store.acer.com/store/aceramer/en_US/pd/ThemeID.35703000/productID.307603000/parentCategoryID.66202900

Pros:
- Cheaper (by $100)
- Touchscreen (I consider this a pro)
- 8 GB DDR3 Memory (As opposed to Aspire V5-561G-6407's 6 GB DDR3L Memory)
- 1 TB HD
- AMD A10-5757M 4 Core CPU (I understand this to be better than the i5 in terms of gaming)
- Longer battery life
- Better overall performance (I believe? Not sure on this one)

Cons:
- Integrated GPU is worse than Aspire V5-561G-6407's dedicated GPU in terms of gaming

Aspire V5-561G-6407:
http://store.acer.com/store/aceramer/en_US/pd/ThemeID.35703000/productID.304728800/parentCategoryID.66202900

Pros:
- Dedicated GPU is better than Aspire V5-552P-X404's integrated GPU
- Intel i5- 4200U CPU is overall better and more energy efficient than AMD A10 (Excluding gaming)
- Better gaming performance

Cons:
- More expensive (By $100)
- No touchscreen
- Shorter battery life as a result of dedicated GPU vs. Aspire V5-552P-X404's integrated GPU
- 500 GB HD
- 6 GB Ram (As opposed to Aspire V5-552P-X404's 8 GB Ram)

I intend to use the laptop for mild gaming/ general use. Just trying to outweigh the pros/ cons of each one. I'm also relatively new at this whole thing, so I was hoping some experienced laptop/ PC geeks could give me some input as to which one to pick.

Thanks in advance! :)

 

digitaldoc

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I would go with the 2nd option. For light gaming, you will be better off with the dedicated GPU than the APU of the AMD solution. On top of that, a touchscreen on a notebook is not much use. The difference in RAM between 6 and 8 GB is not much, and besides that is one of the few parts on a notebook that can be easily upgraded if there is a need down the road.

The only reason in my mind to go for the 1st option is if you absolutely need the battery life that it offers.
 

digitaldoc

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I would go with the 2nd option. For light gaming, you will be better off with the dedicated GPU than the APU of the AMD solution. On top of that, a touchscreen on a notebook is not much use. The difference in RAM between 6 and 8 GB is not much, and besides that is one of the few parts on a notebook that can be easily upgraded if there is a need down the road.

The only reason in my mind to go for the 1st option is if you absolutely need the battery life that it offers.
 
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