ASUS X555LJ vs ACER E5-471G

justaskingtoknow

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Sep 3, 2015
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I'm gonna use it for school and games (relatively new games, medium? settings like Starcraft 2, Heroes of the Storm, Cities:Skylines, other MMORPGs). Note that I know some of you'll judge my taste but my budget is very limited thus these choices. So which is better:

ASUS X555LJ-XX035 - intel Core i5 5200U (2.2 GHz)/4GB RAM/1TB 5400RPM HDD/NVIDIA GeForce 920M 2GB DDR3/planning to upgrade RAM to 8 GB (add 4 GB)

ACER E5-471G - intel Core i5 4210U (1.7 GHz)/8GB RAM/1TB HDD/NVIDIA GeForce 840M 2GB DDR3

Also please suggest which is better IF I DONT UPGRADE THE RAM OF THE X555LJ

Feel free to add your own suggestions, Thanks in advance!
 

metalicgeek

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Aug 26, 2015
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This choice is unequivocally better.
 

justaskingtoknow

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Sep 3, 2015
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Wont the 1.7 GHz processor "limit the capabilities" of the RAM and GPU? Sorry i'm not that knowledgeable in computers =)
 

metalicgeek

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If the graphics card were more powerful, you would experience CPU bottlenecking - the GPU's performance being hampered because it's waiting for the CPU, which is too slow to keep up at maximum speed. However, the GeForce 840M is not very powerful, so the hardware is overall a perfect match.
 

metalicgeek

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Aug 26, 2015
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This choice is unequivocally better.
 

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