Asus or Lenovo?


Sep 12, 2012
Hey there! I'm in a little bit of a pickle at the moment. While I'm more or less decided on a laptop, an Ideapad z580, I'm still looking to keep my options open and want to know a little bit more about Asus. I keep hearing that Lenovo laptops are tanks, but I also hear a lot of good things about Asus?

The Ideapad I plan on buying is fifty bucks over my budget (roughly $600), but the specs are as follow:

Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M Processor( 2.50GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Memory: 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
Display: 15.6" HD Glare with integrated camera 1366x768
Pointing device: Industry Standard Touchpad
Hard Drive: 1TB 5400 rpm
Optical Drive: DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Network Card: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200BGN
Bluetooth: Bluetooth Version 4.0

(There's also a similar laptop with fewer specs)

Now, I'm willing to shell out extra cash for a laptop that will fulfill my needs and last me for several years, but I'm also game to save a little money if I can get around the same specs for a lower price. Basically, what's your experience with either company? How's the hardware? I've been looking around the internet and all the answers are a mixed bunch and all seem to settle on "they're all good."

Asus Specs

ASUS K55A-BI5093B Laptop Computer
3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz, 4GB DDR3
15.6" Display
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


The laptop will be used for mainly digital painting, school work and web-browsing, as well as whatever other hobbies I decide to take up.

I guess my question is, what do you think I should settle?


Sep 29, 2012
Lenovo, and ASUS are both great brands in my previous experiences. If you are looking for a notebook to last longer, Lenovo will most likely outlive ASUS. I'm pretty sure both companies provide one year warranty, (( can be upgraded to three year for a small fee )). What GPU comes with the ASUS?


Sep 12, 2012
I'm actually not sure what's the gpu on the ASUS.

Here are some more detailed specifications, ha-ha! Sorry!

Memory Module Specifications
Memory Type DDR3
Total Memory Size 4GB
Maximum Memory Supported 8GB
Monitor Specifications
Display Type HD LED-backlit Widescreen Display
Screen Size 15.6"
Maximum Resolution 1366 x 768
Touch Screen No
Processor Specifications
Processor Class Core i5
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Type Dual-Core
Processor Speed 2.5GHz
Processor Number i5-3210M
Notebook Specifications
Lifestyle Home & Student
Condition New
Operating Systems Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Platform Laptop
Hard Disk Drive Specifications
Capacity 500GB
Drive Types Hard Drive
Hard Drive Speed 5400 RPM
Graphics Specifications
Graphics Description Integrated Graphics
Optical Drive Specifications
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi Burner
Supplemental Drive
Supplemental Drive Type Media Reader
Audio Specifications
Audio Description Integrated Audio
Audio Chipset Azalia compliant audio chip, with 3D effect & full duplex
Integrated Microphone Yes
Media Ports
USB Ports (Total) 2 - USB 3.0
1 - USB 2.0
LAN Ports 1
Audio Out Jacks 1
Microphone Jacks 1
VGA Ports 1
HDMI Ports 1 - HDMI 1.4
Communications Description Integrated LAN
Integrated Wireless LAN
Interface Type RJ-45
802.11n Wireless Networking
Data Transfer Rate 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Width 14.9"
Height 1.3"
Depth 9.9"
Weight 5.6 lbs
Mouse Specifications
Mouse Type Touch Pad
Keyboard Specifications
Keyboard Type Chiclet Keyboard
Battery Type 6-Cell Lithium-ion
Battery Life Up to 6 hours and 38 minutes


personally i buy sager laptops, you can get a lot of performance for an excellent price and you can choose your components