Laptops - Acer Aspire 5720 vs. ASUS F5VL-AP514C



Right, I need ammo, people.

I know that the ASUS is far superior to the Acer, but someone who makes the decision about what laptop to get wants the Acer.

I really need some arguments to convince them otherwise - what routes should I go down? Build quality as Acers are shoddy in my experience. Here are the two specs, pretty similar but the ASUS is about £100 more expensive:

By the way the laptop will be only used for projection.


Processor & Cache Memory
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T 5450 (1.67GHz)

Operation System
Microsoft® Windows® Vista Home Premium

Main Memory

15.4" WXGA (1280*800)

Video Graphics & Memory
ATI X2300 512MB HyperMemory

Hard Drive
2.5" 9.5 mm IDE HDD with Ultra DMA100 supported
SATA 120 GB 5400 RPM

Optical Drive
DVD Super Multi

Card Reader

Intel High Definition audio modem and 10/100 Base T
Pass and support worldwide regulation
IEEE 802.11a/b/g

Video Camera
1.3 Million Pixels

Virus & Tool Software
Symantec Norton™ Internet Security 2005
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0
NERO Express V6.0

ASUS Utility
ASUS Live Update
ASUS ChkMail
ASUS Hotkey
ASUS Power4 Gear+

Warranty & e-support
2-year limited global hardware warranty
1-year battery pack warranty
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Vista Home Premium) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting (Liveupdate, Power 4 Gear+, ASUS Probe)

Comes with Bag and Case

For £506

It can be seen]Here.


Acer Aspire 5720:

* Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0GHz
* Memory: 2GB RAM
* Hard Drive: 80GB Hard Disk Drive
* Graphics Card: Mobile Intel� GM965 Express chipset with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
* Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti, CD/DVD reader/writer for all types of CD/DVD discs
* Audio: Dolby Digital Live surround sound
* Connectivity: Wireless LAN A/B/G, 4 x USB 2.0 Ports, 5 in 1 Card Reader
* Operating System: Windows� Vista Premium:Additional Software: Acer Empowering Technology, Acer Arcade, Norton Internet Security Trial, Adobe Reader, NTI CD Maker
* Display Size: 15.4" WXGA TFT Display with Acer CrystalBrite technology

About £400


Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.



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