Help Me Decide Which laptop is better? Acer vs Dell vs HP vs Lenovo (on budget)

Which one is the best between them ?

  • Acer Aspire E5 575G

    Votes: 8 22.2%
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 320

    Votes: 4 11.1%
  • Dell inspiron 5567

    Votes: 7 19.4%
  • Hp 15-ay109ne

    Votes: 17 47.2%

  • Total voters
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It depends on the workload. If casual gaming is the only factor then I would have gone for Acer, simply because of it's much better GPU (940mx). Although I would upgrade that ram from 4GB to 8GB. And if you just want a multimedia device for watching videos then I would go for Dell, cause of the Full HD screen in it. Add a SSD for a much much better daily performance. Hope it helps.
 

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IMO you should buy DELL or HP. Both manufacturers have very good reputation: their machines have a good quality and also their support (in europe/germany) is OK too. A lot of users on popular computer/IT-boards in germany are frequently recommending HP or Dell: at this time they have best products and best support on the market.
 
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I would buy a dell laptop. Unfortunately I have never had a dell laptop like Hp (I had IBM, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Packardbell and Asus). I don't like Lenovo as I've heard many complains about this brand. Dell has 4 RAM but you can expand it.
By what about warranty for all products you listed? For me warranty period is also important.
 
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I bought a comparable Acer a couple years ago, and my biggest regret since upgrading to Windows 10, is the 4GB memory. It really could use 8GB, which I think is optimal for Windows 10 for most uses. I have a desktop with 8GB and it never maxes out, but I can't say the same for the laptop with only 4GB.

I also wish it had a SSD, but that is usually not an issue once the computer has booted up and settled down after a few minutes while all the scheduled housekeeping tasks run. My desktop on the other hand, with SSD, starts up and runs through all that in seconds.

Other than that my Acer Aspire has been a dependable machine, inexpensive, and good for what I bought it for. A decent mobile office for travel.
 

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^^ yes i also think that (total) 8 GB RAM and a SSD is absolutely necessary and recommended for every average user.
The average memory usage on my gaming laptop (win 8.1) is 3-4 GB... ...therefore i would say upgrading RAM to
(total) 8GB RAM is a must. An SSD is also a very "nice" feature and means a lot of performane for your machine.
Already About 4-5 years ago i upgraded all my machines with (min.) 8 GB RAM and an SSD.
 

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Let me give you a best tip in choosing a laptop.
  1. I suggest you to choose a non GPU laptop which would give you more life of your laptop MB. My suggestion is for the Acer in the list. But if u ask my personal opinion I would ask you to search for Asus laptops.
  2. An SSD is a wise choice, but why pay extra for the inbuilt variant? Buy a laptop with HDD for a much lower price and later Upgrade it with a SSD which will be equal to the same price and hence you gain more profit. Do the same with the RAM
  3. My choice of brands would be in the order, Asus >> Acer >> Dell >> Lenovo >> HP
 
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^^ yes i also think that (total) 8 GB RAM and a SSD is absolutely necessary and recommended for every average user.
The average memory usage on my gaming laptop (win 8.1) is 3-4 GB... ...therefore i would say upgrading RAM to
(total) 8GB RAM is a must. An SSD is also a very "nice" feature and means a lot of performane for your machine.
Already About 4-5 years ago i upgraded all my machines with (min.) 8 GB RAM and an SSD.
Another thing to consider is how easy is the laptop to access the RAM and hard drive. With my Acer I should have ordered one with 8GB from the factory, as the memory is only accessible with a complete teardown. It is located UNDER the mainboard. At least it has another socket, and the one existing module is not soldered in place. I build my own desktops, but a laptop teardown is a project I will wait for, because I fear damaging the unit.

The HDD is located under the keyboard, so that part would be relatively easy. But if I go that route, I will probably do it all at once and add the RAM too!

Bottom line is that my Acer unit has no internal access from the bottom of the case. I would recommend checking any models you plan to buy if you plan to upgrade parts yourself.
 
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Dell for easy servicing w/o warranty void and upgrades.
Let me give you a best tip in choosing a laptop.
  1. I suggest you to choose a non GPU laptop which would give you more life of your laptop MB. My suggestion is for the Acer in the list. But if u ask my personal opinion I would ask you to search for Asus laptops.
How iGPU increases longevity of a laptop?
 

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Dell for easy servicing w/o warranty void and upgrades.

How iGPU increases longevity of a laptop?
Heat amongst other things especially if you will by using GPU intensive apps like games/3DS MAx Maya etc..;)
Laptops can't handle heat very well unless you spend the money on an Asus ROG or Alienware or other high performance laptops but they cost a fortune!!!
 
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Heat amongst other things especially if you will by using GPU intensive apps like games/3DS MAx Maya etc..;)
Laptops can't handle heat very well unless you spend the money on an Asus ROG or Alienware or other high performance laptops but they cost a fortune!!!
Nah I don't believe it. A repaste will solve thermal related issues. If you want to run Workstation based apps then both desktop and laptops(with 7700k or 8700k) are expensive with Top end GPUs from AMD or Nvidia.
Even Alienware, ASUS Rog, Razer( Worst crap PC ever produced) are riddled with heat issues.
It took me nearly a year to fix my Alienware thermal issues. Repaste and optimal repadding did the trick. GTA V on ultra never crosses above 65C on both CPU and GPU(near passive fans). As for witcher 3 on high settings tops out CPU 65C and GPU at 75C with active fans running at 2500-4000rpms.
On max fans it will be 10C cooler.