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Looking at a few laptops (HELP)

#1coocoo4cocopopsPosted 8/12/2013 2:08:36 AM
ASUS UX31A:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230889CVF

Acer V7-482PG:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/acer-acer-v7-14-ultrabook-iron-intel-core-i5-4200u-500gb-hdd-24gb-ssd-8gb-ram-windows-8-v7-482pg-6662/10258057.aspx?path=4c447c8ba9bdd9bb36fa7a8a34155fe7en02&SearchPageIndex=1

HP ENVY 15:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-envy-15-6-touchscreen-laptop-silver-intel-core-i7-4700mq-1tb-hdd-16gb-ram-windows-8-15-j078ca/10255966.aspx?path=affab639e7c44bc39f169a44ee34ef82en02

Prioritizing quality>battery/weight>performance.

I have the ASUS as my base, but I'm looking at the other two and the specs just kick ass. The only thing that's holding me back is the notorious quality HP and Acer laptops. Can someone give me some insight? Thanks.
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#2GreenMage7Posted 8/12/2013 2:47:11 AM
If that is your priority, then optimally you want a laptop/ultrabook with a Haswell processor and an SSD. The odds that you are going to find something with a Haswell processor, a dedicated graphics solutions, and an SSD at any reasonable price point are pretty much not very good.

If this site ships to Canada I'd probably look into it because you can actually customize your laptop parts and such. http://www.xoticpc.com/
#3LaMichael_JamesPosted 8/14/2013 10:06:17 PM
quality: hp > asus > acer
battery: with dedicated graphics, they're all probably about the same
weight: you can see that yourself
gaming performance: acer > hp > asus
work performance: hp > acer > asus

and that's not a ux31a, that's the n56vj.
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#4justchill433Posted 8/14/2013 10:13:56 PM
Look for sales.
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#5coocoo4cocopops(Topic Creator)Posted 8/14/2013 10:22:38 PM
LaMichael_James posted...
quality: hp > asus > acer
battery: with dedicated graphics, they're all probably about the same
weight: you can see that yourself
gaming performance: acer > hp > asus
work performance: hp > acer > asus

and that's not a ux31a, that's the n56vj.


oops my bad about the link.

And I believe that it's generally agreed upon that HP is the WORST brand ever when it comes to the quality.
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#6GreenMage7Posted 8/14/2013 10:28:01 PM
coocoo4cocopops posted...
LaMichael_James posted...
quality: hp > asus > acer
battery: with dedicated graphics, they're all probably about the same
weight: you can see that yourself
gaming performance: acer > hp > asus
work performance: hp > acer > asus

and that's not a ux31a, that's the n56vj.


oops my bad about the link.

And I believe that it's generally agreed upon that HP is the WORST brand ever when it comes to the quality.


Not really. Where did you get that idea? Poor value and less than stellar customer service maybe. Though poor customer service is pretty much the status quo nowadays. I don't think their quality is really that much worse than the Taiwanese companies or a lot of other places.
#7coocoo4cocopops(Topic Creator)Posted 8/15/2013 12:49:22 AM
GreenMage7 posted...
coocoo4cocopops posted...
LaMichael_James posted...
quality: hp > asus > acer
battery: with dedicated graphics, they're all probably about the same
weight: you can see that yourself
gaming performance: acer > hp > asus
work performance: hp > acer > asus

and that's not a ux31a, that's the n56vj.


oops my bad about the link.

And I believe that it's generally agreed upon that HP is the WORST brand ever when it comes to the quality.


Not really. Where did you get that idea? Poor value and less than stellar customer service maybe. Though poor customer service is pretty much the status quo nowadays. I don't think their quality is really that much worse than the Taiwanese companies or a lot of other places.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/17/laptop-reliability-survey-asus-and-toshiba-win-hp-fails/
Among other things.
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#8GreenMage7Posted 8/15/2013 1:35:54 AM(edited)
coocoo4cocopops posted...
http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/17/laptop-reliability-survey-asus-and-toshiba-win-hp-fails/
Among other things.


Data from four years ago based on a grand total of 30,000 laptops only from the type of users who purchase Square Trade extended warranties.

Useful information.

If you believe this though, why did you even link the HP laptop?

Edit:

Looked through there and saw this:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231097CVF

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231107CVF

Those come with the super useful 24 GB SSD to make you not hate your laptop and should be mandatory at this point. Difference between them is $50 because one has a touchscreen if you are interested in that. Those aren't terrible deals, I like them better than the original ASUS you linked.