First of all dominator comes with a 5th gen boardwell 5700HQ, so this alone makes it slightly worse. When it comes to the acer vs the asus, first Asus has a 7200RPM hdd vs the 5400RPM of the acer, making the HD part slightly faster. Acer has a mini display port, which the asus doesnt so you can link the acer to two monitor at the same time (since both have hdmi but acer has a display port on top of that. Also the acer has 6 additional Macro keys, which you can program to do multiple actions at the same time. Cooling on the acer is slightly better, but the display is slightly worse.