Originally Posted by Inferno_CSS
that last link, i found one similar but better spec - may be what i get
windows 8 but ill try get used to it
- Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM Quad Core Processor
- 17.3" Full HD Screen
- Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
- 8GB DDR3 RAM
- 1000GB HDD
- Dedicated GT 710M Graphics
Well, I am not a big fan of Acer laptop because their quality built is quite poor.
I would recommend you try the Toshiba laptop that I show. Their build quality is a better than Acer IMO.
I'm not saying you can't get it.
I wonder why would you want to pay extra 80 dollar more than the Amazon Acer laptop that has similar specs, but better GPU?
Only thing I can say you are comparing is 17.3" and 15.6".
I would recommend you get 15.6" because it is much easier to carry around while working (if you are traveling while working). If you aren't traveling and working and mostly stay home then 17.3" might be okay, but 15.6" is still sufficient for it.
Let see, the 17.3" laptop have Blu-Ray while the 15.6" Acer doesn't.
To be honest, you'll BARELY use Blu-Ray in fact an optical drive, so there's no point of having it. I mean considering the tasks that you are doing the 15.6" Acer laptop is fine except quality.
Then again it depend on how well you treat your laptop to make it last longer.
I do admit the 17.3" has better features than the 15.6" such as resolution. It is important.
Now, it all depend on your choice.
Do you want a Toshiba 15.6" laptop that has a weaker GPU than the two Acer laptop, but have better build quality than Acer?
Do you want a 17.3" Acer laptop that has weaker specs such as the GPU however it has better resolution and Blu-Ray which you barely use it, but it is bit more expensive?
Or do you want the 15.6" Acer laptop? It has better GPU, it is lighter, doesn't have high resolution nor blu-ray however it is 80 dollar cheaper.
Either way, all of those 3 will perform PERFECTLY for the tasks that you are doing.