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Which laptop would you pick for your mom?

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    Well since there's no nvidia optimus I'd go with the newer CPU one to get some extra battery life. The difference would be negligible between the CPUs under normal usage. I have both a previous and current gen notebook i5 and I can't tell the difference unless benchmarking.
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    I would just go with the Acer since it's cheaper. The HD 3000 graphics on the HP are probably comparable to the 5470 (I think my i7 2600K's graphics are actually comparable to my laptop's 500MHz HD 5650 to be honest) but that was with DDR3-1866 anyway. The i5 is probably still faster anyway, but the HP might get better battery life without the extra GPU, but it's debatable. These two laptops seem quite similar, and I think it's probably down to a matter of design preference and price. At least the Acer is probably easier to replace if it gets broken, since it's cheaper and parts are likely abundant.
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    she no gamer thats why its hard for me cuz i got a 17" hp with i7-2630QM HD 6570M 1GB a frew months back wife didnt like it cuz it was to big she wanted a smaller one, it was for her but i had to get one i liked lol

    but the hp has a $50 MIR

    yeah theres no nvidia in the price range she wants it :(

    and she just wants a 17" and for it to be cheap and there only $13.5 price difference after the$50 MIR
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    If battery life is to be considered go for an onboard GPU imo. With the nvidia card switch off on my acer (with optimux) I can squeeze about 7 hours of light usage from it.
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    thanks going to order the hp

    im thinking of adding a another 570 asked my 3yrs old she said yes wife said no :(
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    shes in her 60's dont think she cares

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