Is this the game you're talking about?
... and are these the computers under consideration?
If yes to all of the above, then throw a dart - they'll both be able to handle a Flash-based browser plug-in like SumDog. And if SumDog is the only game your son will be playing, it really makes no difference which computer you pick.
A few considerations, though:
- If your son is very 'active' - by that I mean clumsy - the extra .3 kg of heft in the HP could very well save the day as well as the computer.
- If your son's daily schedule and gaming interests go even slightly beyond SumDog, the Acer will offer a faster WiFi standard (ac) and a better CPU.
- While the Acer certainly has the looks, and the sleek chassis to match, it only offers 64GBs of storage, which will fill up very quickly. Not a big problem, with all manner of cloud-based solutions available today, but it does require constantly moving files around.
- Going by online reviews, user experience, and customer feedback the Acer brand is considered low on build-quality and low on customer support. This means that the Acer Swift is likely to malfunction sooner than the HP, and when it does calling Acer's support line isn't going to help an awful lot. HP's support isn't too popular with online users, either, but the laptops themselves are generally better built than Acers.[/quotemsg
Yes, they are the laptops in question. I know HP has a slightly better reputation but when it comes to the tech part of it I thought the Acer might be slightly better because of the processor, quad core processor as opposed to dual core ? (I know very little about this). They are both roughly the same price right now with the offers that are on. (on a budget). Unless you could recommend another around the £200 mark. Many thanks GreyCatz