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Old 12-25-2017, 02:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to buy a computer for my Dad on boxing day. I dont actually know much about using laptops so I'm hoping someone can advise. I'm hoping to keep it at about $500. This is in Canada btw.

On Bestbuy these are the two main contenders I see:

Acer Aspire 3 15.6" Laptop - Black (AMD A9-9420 / 1TB HDD / 6GB RAM / Windows 10)
HP 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop - Grey (AMD A9-9420/ 1TB HDD/ 8GB RAM/ Windows 10) - Open Box


https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...12-24-11649068
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...11982388.aspx?


They're both $400, same chip, same HD. Basically should I get Acer, or should I get an open box HP which has 2 GB more RAM. I dont actually know the implications of open box (I know the definition but not sure what to do with that). I also dont know if there's different warranties on open boxes. And I really dont know anything about the comfort level of the in-built keyboards.

Also if there's any laptops that might be better within $100 please feel free to recommend.

Thanks!
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Old 12-25-2017, 03:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats nice of you to get a gift for dad

I guess starting @ the specs which do you think would be EASIER for him? (I dont know much about laptops but I wanted to try and help you decide)

Good luck!!
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Between those 2, the major difference is that the HP has a touchscreen while the Acer doesn't. To me it's a decision between wanting touchscreen or not. Personally, I'd go with the Acer simply because I don't want touchscreen but it depends on whether you feel your dad would want that feature or not.
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Thanks guys.

I don't know what would be easier. The specs are the same.

Don't won't use the touchscreen but the screen isn't a disadvantage.

Essentially I'm asking outside of the specs which is better. I know the HP name is better. What about the look and feel?
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