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Please help choosing a laptop

by Lenneth1031 / June 20, 2016 11:20 PM PDT

Hi. My wife is transferring to the college in this summer, and her laptop just broke today. She is in need of new laptop, and I am wondering which one is better choice for her. She is not a gamer or anything, but some power won't hurt either :). I looked at few sites, and found couple choices.

1. Acer Aspire E E5-575-52JF ($349.99)

15.6 inch screen, 6th generation 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 4GB Ram, 1TB Hard drive.

2. Asus 15.6" X540LA-SI30205P Laptop ($265.99)

15.6 inch screen, 5th generation 2.2 GHz Intel Core i3, 4GB Ram, 1TB Hard drive.

Which one would be better for her? Or any recommendation under $350? I am not familiar with the laptop, so any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Post was last edited on June 21, 2016 2:39 AM PDT

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Re: laptop
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 21, 2016 2:41 AM PDT

The current prize on Amazon for the first one is $449, not $349.

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My nod is to the i5 model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2016 9:29 AM PDT
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But for budget and school work the cheap one will do fine too.

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i5 over i3
by spruce11 / June 23, 2016 9:39 PM PDT

voted for i5, too!

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Acer aspire
by Eve0621 / July 1, 2016 2:49 AM PDT

Core i5 is better and the aspire series laptop can lasted for long.

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