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Old 04-15-2014, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Choosing between two laptops

I am looking to upgrade my laptop. I don't use it for gaming, but I have to do basic video editing for university. I use Sony Movie Studio 12 Platinum Suite.

I have narrowed it down to two laptops:

(Custom built) Lenovo Z500
Processor: Intel Core i5 3230M 2.60GHz
RAM: 4GB (possibly able to upgrade this to 6 or 8 GB)
Hard Drive: 1TB
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 635

(Refurbished) ACER Aspire E1-572
Processor: Intel Core i7-4500U 1.8 GHz
Hard Drive: 750GB
Graphics Card: Not sure (but it is Integrated and not Dedicated)
Amazon link for this laptop can be found here
Price: 419.99

I'm leaning towards the ACER based on price. Having looked at benchmark tests it seems that both are very similar, with the i5 even outperforming the i7 on some tests.
The other issue is dedicated graphics card vs integrated one. I don't believe it to be too important if I'm not gaming but please correct me if I'm wrong.

I'm not very savvy at all with hardware so any help will be appreciated! Please note that the video editing will not be very intensive, however the clips may be quite long for my university projects.

Thanks for reading! A little bit of clarity would be nice

If anyone has any alternatives then my absolute maximum budget is 500.
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