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Which one would be better, more reliable 17''? --> Acer Aspire Black Edition VN7-791G vs Asus N751JK

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March 2, 2015 7:57:24 AM

Hey Guys,

trying to choose since few days between those two... Here are specs:



Asus N751JK-T4144H

Processor
Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M - 2048 MB, Core: 876 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, nvlddmkm 9.18.13.4725 (ForceWare 347.25), + Intel HD Graphics 4600
Memory
8192 MB
, DDR3-1600, two slots, one occupied
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, AUO B173HW02V1, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM86 (Lynx Point)
Harddisk
SanDisk X300s SD7SB3Q-128G, 128 GB
+ Seagate ST1000LM024, 1 TByte, 5,400 RPM, 1037 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined 3.5 mm stereo jack, subwoofer connector, Card Reader: SD,
Networking
Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless-AC 7260 (a b g n ac), 4.0 Bluetooth
Optical drive
Pioneer BD-ROM BDCUD03AS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 35.6 x 415 x 280 ( = 1.4 x 16.34 x 11.02 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Additional features
Webcam: HD Webcam, Speakers: Two speakers, external subwoofer, Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, MaxxAudio, Keyboard: Chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, Keyboard Light: yes, external subwoofer, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.4 kg ( = 119.93 oz) Power Supply: 530 g ( = 18.7 oz)
Price
1349 Euro



Acer Aspire Black Edition VN7-791G-70Z7

Processor
Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M - 2048 MB, Kerntakt: 1029-1097 MHz, Speichertakt: 5000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 333.17 (9.18.13.3317), Nvidia Optimus
Memory
16GB
, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 4 slots, two occupied
Display
17.3 Zoll 16:9, 1920x1080 Pixel, LG Display LP173WF4-SPF1, IPS, spiegelnd: nein
Mainboard
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Harddisk
Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD, 256 GB
+ 1 x WDC WD10JPVX-22JC3T0 1TB
Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Anschlüsse: LineOut / Mikrofon kombiniert, 3,5 mm Klinke, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC,
Networking
Broadcom BCM57780 NetLink Gigabit Ethernet (10/100MBit), Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter (b g n ), 4.0 Bluetooth
Optical drive
MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ272Q
Size
Höhe x Breite x Tiefe (in mm): 25.4 x 423 x 293
Battery
52,5 Wh Lithium-Ion,
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Additional features
Webcam: HD, Lautsprecher: 4, Tastatur: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Acer Cloud, Acer Backup Manager, Acer ePower Management, Acer Recovery Management, Microsoft Office 2013 Verknüpfung (Download-Link für 30 Tage Testversion), McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial, 24 Month Warranty
Weight
3 kg
Price
1300 Euro


As you can see i've marked some features that seem to top up Acer (more RAM, bigger SSD, litlle bit lighter), reading reviews i've noticed also that Acer is also about 15% faster (SSD/Benchmarks), however Asus lasts about 20% more on battery. Upgrading RAM/SSD is not a problem on Asus but if you get Acer it's not so easy. The only thing that bothers me is Acer's reputation on the market. Are they really so bad?



Asus N751JK-T4144H






Acer Aspire Black Edition VN7-791G-70Z7
Middle of left side - M2 PCIE SSD slot, right bottom - HDD/SSD slot, to access memory bay you have to unscrew the mainboard


One more thing - I'm not a gamer, notebook will be used as desktop-replacement 20% multimedia/30% office use / 50% daily basis (browsing etc...)

More about : reliable acer aspire black edition vn7 791g asus n751jk

a b Ĉ ASUS
March 2, 2015 11:45:28 PM

hello there i do not know of Acers bad rep or that they are bad company but i would offer this advice when i own something i want it to be mine not what someone else wants me to have so with that in mind with the ASUS you can upgrade and add whatever brand or kind of SSD you prefer same thing with the RAM whereas with the ACER you get what they give you, anyways thats my 2 cents hope this helps would\love to hear what you choose
March 2, 2015 11:49:53 PM

Thanks for first reply. I've ordered both for testing purposes. Will post more info (stress tests, quality check...) for you guys ;) 

I'm more keen on Asus + upgrading to 16GB RAM at once, but we'll see....
a b Ĉ ASUS
March 3, 2015 12:08:23 AM

awesome man congrats cant wait to hear back
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