Which one should I Buy Dell or Acer

fuat sakiri

Jun 28, 2015
I don't know if i can give external links but :
Dell : http://www.lazada.com.my/dell-inspiron-15-5548-5000-series-multimedia-notebook-5th-i7-55001tb-sshd8gb-ramamd-r7-m270-4gb-d3156-ledwin-81os-1153087.html
Acer : http://www.lazada.com.my/acer-v-nitro-vn7-591g-744nk-intel-i78gb1tb8gbgtx-860156-ips-fhdw81-64-bit-nxmqlsm002-1055841.html

1) What is your budget?
600 to 700 $
2) What size notebook would you prefer?
d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen or bigger

3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
Dell Or Acer

5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
Coding, editing(rendering) videos and gaming

7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
maybe the latest games that released till today or beginning of 2015

9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
for classes i need 4 to 6 hours

10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
I would like to see it but don't know if it is possible

11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
Windows 8.1

14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
Not much but if it is ugly i will have second thoughts

15) When are you buying this laptop?
Today or Tomorrow

16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
at least 2 years

Notebook Components

17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
ssd only 8gb or more just for Recent application to open faster

18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
No need i have desktop for dvd

I would like to get your opinion guys, which one should i buy?
Dell has price advantage cause of that i am considering to buy that but i want to know if it is worth?

What I want is good quality laptop , I am Software Engineering student so i want some Laptop that will do the job for me in terms of coding and also i like to edit videos and things so also would be nice to have some laptop which can render fast and of course i want to play games; i know that i cant play the newest games with 600$ to 800$ budget but at least i want to play the games which released in 2014.


Jul 12, 2014

For your purpose - Coding, editing(rendering) videos and gaming, the Acer is the better one of the two.

The Acer has a i7 processor which is a quad core with 8 threads, where the Dell has a i7 which is a dual core with 4 threads. Also sports an IPS 15.6" Full HD, with better color reproduction.

Comparison of i7 4720HQ Vs i7 5500U:

Also the Acer sports a decent GTX 860M GPU that can play all modern games with medium/high graphical fidelity.

GTA V - high 1920x1080 - 36.4 fps
Battlefield Hardline - high 1920x1080 - 44.5 fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition - high 1920x1080 28 fps
Call of Duty: Advance Warfare - high 1920x1080~ 39 fps

See the full list of gaming & rendering benchmarks, by scrolling down on this page:


Yes its worth paying that extra $200.