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September 28, 2020

Acer vs Asus, Who Builds the Most Reliable Laptops?

Acer vs Asus? Which company is the best laptop manufacturer? Let’s find out in this analysis of different laptop categories below

When choosing a laptop many people tend to get confused about which brand is the best manufacturer, and this post is aimed to answer the question: Acer vs ASUS? Which laptops are the best?

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Acer and Asus are two Taiwanese manufacturers of electronic devices and components. They got extremely popular in the west since the 2000’s and are present worldwide with a range of similar products from monitors to smartphones, and also, obviously, laptops.

As I was writing this post about Asus and Acer 17 inch laptops, I came across several websites and forum posts comparing Asus and Acer and in each one of them I could read a lot of discussions and claims arguing that one or the other company was producing the best laptops.

But none of them had a linear evaluation of actual products built by the two companies, to determine in an analytical way which company actually produces better, more reliable laptops to the general public.

How to determine which manufacturer is better: Acer or Asus

Being that a rather subjective matter, considering that most components used in both Acer and Asus laptops are exactly the same, it is certainly not easy to have a clear point of view about the laptops marketed by these Taiwanese companies. If they would be cars, it would have been easier.

The most effective way which came to my mind, to reach a relative high number of clients and evaluate their satisfaction in regards to Acer vs Asus laptops was to analyze the best rated laptops online. For each life category we can  determine which brand is has a higher reputation among users.

Aspects that should be considered when analyzing Acer and ASUS laptops are: hardware, durability, price, versatility and number of available models. Let’s analyze all these aspects in this list below.

Another factor which I considered relevant is to compareonly laptops with same screen size.

Acer vs Asus Laptop List

Best Budget Laptop

Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6″ Full HD IPS Display, 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U, 4GB DDR4, 128GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11ax, Backlit KB, Windows 10 in S mode, A515-54-37U3,Black

If you looking for a budget laptop featuring a 10th Generation Intel Core i3-10110u Processor, the Aspire 5 Slim is probably one of the most affordable options.

ASUS P-Series P2540UA-AB51 business standard Laptop, 7th Gen Intel Core i5, 2.5GHz (3M Cache, up to 3.1GHz), FHD Display, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, Fingerprint, TPM, 9hrs battery life

The ASUS P-Series P2540UA-AB51 is a great budget laptop with a pretty good hardware. Among its highlights, we can mention its 7th Gen Intel Core i5 7200U processor and its 15.6 inch Full HD screen.

Its battery also has a pretty good duration, and this laptop has plenty of storage with a 1 TB hard drive disk.

Best Lightweight Laptop

Asus ZenBook 13 Ultra-Slim Laptop, 13.3” Full HD Wideview, 8th Gen Intel Core I5-8265U, 8GB LPDDR3, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit KB, Fingerprint, Slate Gray, Windows 10, UX331FA-AS51,Slate Grey

The ASUS ZenBook UX331FA-AS51 is not only one of the best lightweight laptops currently available from ASUS, but certainly among the best from all brands.

It has a beautiful design, with an aluminium body and an extremely low weight. Its battery duration is above the average and definitely a good choice if portability is your priority. This ZenBook model also has a very powerful hardware, featuring a Intel Core I5-8265U processor, and a 13.3 inch screen with QHD+ resolution.

Acer Swift 7, 13.3″ Full HD, 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7Y54, 8GB LPDDR3, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, SF713-51-M90J

The Acer Swift 7 SF713-51-M90J is possibly one of the best high-end lightweight laptops available in 2020. It has an elegant design, a great Intel Kaby Lake processor and pretty compact dimensions.

The interior of this laptop is as impressive as its exterior. Its i5-7Y54 processor is part of the 7th generation of Intel chips, with low power consumption and a pretty high benchmark. This results in an optimal battery duration on this laptop, lasting up to 9 hours according to the manufacturer.

Best Gaming Laptop

In this competition of Acer vs Asus for the best lightweight laptop, ASUS certainly has more options. However, I am a big fan of the Acer Swift series, so you should certainly consider it.

Asus ROG Strix Hero II Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz IPS Type Full HD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, Intel Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe Nvme SSD, RGB KB, Windows 10, GL504GV-DS74

The ASUS ROG Strix is one of the best options for gaming enthusiasts looking for a new quad core laptop. This model is one of the most affordable among the best ASUS ROG laptops in 2020, but it still quite powerful.

It uses the extremely powerful and now already popular i7-8750H quad core processor. The i7-8750H is a guarantee of smooth gaming performance even in pretty complex gaming environments.

This laptop also uses a GPU from the GeForce 10 series. The RTX 2060 is a dedicated GPU with an overall good performance for most games released in 2020.

One of the highlights for this model is its RGB backlit keyboard, usually found in more expensive laptops. If you are new to the ASUS ROG series and want a reliable all-round machine, the GL504GV can be an excellent choice.

Acer Aspire VX 15 Gaming Laptop, 7th Gen Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 15.6 Full HD, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, VX5-591G-75RM

The Acer VX5-591G-75RM is part of the Aspire VX 15 series, one of the latest releases by this Taiwanese brand. The Aspire VX 15 is an excellent gaming laptop. It sits slightly below the Acer Predator, the highest end series of Acer gaming devices.

One of the main highlights regarding this laptop, is its powerful CPU and GPU combination. It features a processor from the seventh generation of Intel chips, and modern GPU from the GeForce 10 series.

The Acer Aspire VX 15 VX5-591G-75RM is certainly a great device if you are a gamer. Its design certainly makes of it one of the most beautiful laptops available in 2020.

My Acer vs Asus laptop comparison conclusion is that, you should rather compare each model with a similar model from the other brand. There are different series of products that perform differently depending on your requirements. Despite that, apparently Asus has a slight advantage overall.When it comes to gaming, the comparison of Acer vs Asus certainly ends without a loser. Both companies invest heavily in this segmest and have plenty of gaming laptops to choose from.

5 Comments

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    I owned both brands in my lifetime, and I am more happy with my Acer, considering very comparable specs.
    It’s just that Asus, despite my highly rated laptop then, was easily scratched, chipped off, and wear off. After using it for a year, it looked terrible. Take note, I am very very mindful of my laptop usage. As much as I want to have it repaired, I couldn’t coz I’d have to pay a fortune to an independent computer shop to do that.

    On the other hand, my not so famous Acer laptop still looks prestine aftet using it for 3 yrs! And when I broke my mouse pad (oops!), I just easily went to their service center, availed of their lifetime free service, paid for the mouse pad which is very affordable, had my RAM upgraded for a reasonable price, and voila! even better laptop!

    Let me add that my sister is extremely careless of her laptops. She broke her HP, broke her Asus, and now she’s doing awesome with her Acer E5.
    The case is scratch proof, and battery life is awesome for both of our Acer laptop.
    She’s been using it heavily for more than a year now, and the only problem she had was virus, which is usual for a download addict.

    Did I mention that my previous Asus laptop heated as hell, and the battery life was terrible!!! While my Acer laptop can sit on my lap forever!!! 😀

    Because of all these, I couldn’t stop recommending Acer to everyone I talk to about laptops. They really should get me as their endorser hahaha!!! 😀

    However, I’m at the verge of buying a new laptop again for graphics designing, and I’m torn between Asus F555L and Acer E5 i7… 🙁
    I don’t know if I should give Asus another try? :/
    But if it breaks down on me after the warranty, there can’t be no turning back. >_<

    • Value Nomad

      Nice perspective you have.
      As I have owned both Acer and ASUS, so far they are quite similar (some are better or worse at different aspects). My ASUS at the moment is quite nice, BUT, since its running Windows 10, it has some issues, but it are all Windows 10 issues, that I also have on a Dell laptop.
      I think every series and model should be considered independently. Sometimes there are great series and sometimes they can be disappointing.

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      Hi I know most laptop user have virus infected but do you have any antivirus on you sis laptop?
      I choose bitdefender free as my antivirus on my acer

      • Matteo Cara

        I have used Kaspersky and thought it worked great but Bitdefender may be best. I think it’s worth paying for premium though, it’s so important to have a great antivirus!

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    I was a great fan of ASUS because they have very affordable and yet nice notebooks. I bought a N53TA model some years ago and it was a very happy purchase. Unfortunately my notebook explode it ( literally) the main board scorched it even though i always wore my pc on top of a cooler. After this I got an ASUS again, a cheap one with a geforce 940m and my screen ”got out ”after 1 year usage. I never had any ACER but I do know some friends with very old notebooks hanging on quite nicely.
    Thats why I’m all about ACER now, intending to buy a VX.

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