#1 Posted by VictorK (70 posts) -

I am currently choosing between two laptops: this ASUS and this HP.

They are the same price. They do seem quite equivalent component wise, or am I perhaps I wrong about that?

Which one would you choose?

I have mainly used HP:s products in the past; currently I use an older Hp-laptop. 
I have been nothing but satisfied with it, but it is starting to show it´s age. I have never used any product from ASUS, however.
Are they quality wise the same, or which one brand do you think is best?
 
I will not use the laptop for gaming, I will mainly stream videos and do work-related stuff. I want the computer to be fast and to be able to handle a lot of programs running at the same time without slowdown.
 
Help a fellow swede out!

#2 Posted by AlexW00d (6182 posts) -

The Asus easily.

#3 Posted by TAFAE (150 posts) -

I've been routinely disappointed with HP products and have usually been satisfied with the ASUS stuff I own.

#4 Posted by believer258 (11632 posts) -

I'll just say this: I spend a lot of time fixing student laptops for my college, and many of them are HP's and a decent number of brand new ones are just plain broken when we get them. Screens won't turn on, USB ports won't work, hard drives just died, BSOD's, etc.

Granted, HP might just be a more popular brand due to cheaper prices or something, but the number of broken HP's we get is sometimes astounding. I don't remember us getting many Asus's, and most of those just need virus scans or something was wrong with user error. So, Asus.

#5 Posted by llamaegg (216 posts) -

I second ASUS, I have honestly never liked HP build quality. Not sure if theirs better in the price bracket, being I have no idea how much of your funny money is equal to my Canadian Funny Money.

#6 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

I haven't used the Pavillion series, but the laptops that I've had from HP have a few issues. I've never had an ASUS, but I hear good things about them and plan on picking buying one as soon as my current laptop croaks.

#7 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

In U.S HP out sources all customer service ALL of it including email support. Email support often has massive grammar and spelling errors. Not to mention each email is answered by a different person. 

#8 Posted by VictorK (70 posts) -

Both computers have the same price; 5990 kr. That is about 900 US dollars.

#9 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Based on quality of the brand, I've got to agree that I'd choose ASUS if the two laptops are equal in specs.

@The_Laughing_Man said:

In U.S HP out sources all customer service ALL of it including email support. Email support often has massive grammar and spelling errors. Not to mention each email is answered by a different person.

Sadly, that's how a big chunk of tech support operates these days. As someone who routinely interacts with outsourced support centers as part of my job, I can confirm that the quality of service is pretty middling across the board.

#10 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Ravenlight said:

Based on quality of the brand, I've got to agree that I'd choose ASUS if the two laptops are equal in specs.

@The_Laughing_Man said:

In U.S HP out sources all customer service ALL of it including email support. Email support often has massive grammar and spelling errors. Not to mention each email is answered by a different person.

Sadly, that's how a big chunk of tech support operates these days. As someone who routinely interacts with outsourced support centers as part of my job, I can confirm that the quality of service is pretty middling across the board.

They also refused to connect me to a manager. 
#11 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -

My old HP laptop always gave me so much trouble. Go with the Asus.

#12 Edited by VictorK (70 posts) -

I guess I shall buy the ASUS then. According to most of you guys, it seems the be the best choice of the two.
 
Thank you all for your help!

#13 Posted by Patman99 (1558 posts) -

Even though both those websites were all written in bibaldi bap, I've heard really good things about Asus and really bad things about HP.

#14 Posted by TyCobb (1945 posts) -

Get the ASUS. It is running a Core I-7

#15 Posted by VictorK (70 posts) -

@TyCobb said:

Get the ASUS. It is running a Core I-7

Is that processor better than the AMD Quad-Core A10-4600M in the HP?

#16 Posted by xyzygy (9892 posts) -

Asus, IMO, makes the best computers and laptops. They are just quality all around.