HP ProBook 4310s vs Acer AS4937G-964G50Mn

Both have solid processors and average discrete graphics. I can get either nearly free. Help me decide!

HP ProBook 4310s

The HP ProBook 4310s

The HP ProBook 4310s

Processor & Chipset
Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology Core 2 Duo T9600
(2.8GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset

RAM
4GB DDR3 SDRAM (no slot left)

Storage
500 GB SATA Hard disk
Built-in DVDRW Drive

Screen
13.3″ LED-Backlit HD anti-glare LCD (1280 x 800) 16:10 Aspect Ratio

Video Card
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 discrete/dedicated graphics with 512MB dedicated video memory

Web Cam / Mic / Sound
Integrated 2.0 Mega Pixel Webcam
Integrated Microphone
Realtek High Definition Audio with Built-in stereo speakers

Peripherals
Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
VGA port
1 HDMI
USB 2.0 x 3
Media Card Reader
ExpressCard/34 slot
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 (802.11a/g/n)
Built-in BlueTooth 2.0+EDR
Notebook carrying case

Weight
1.9 kg (with battery and integrated optical drive).

Warranty
3 years Local on-campus warranty and 3 years international travelers’ warranty

Acer AS4937G-964G50Mn

The Acer AS4937G

The Acer AS4937G

Processor & Chipset
Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology Core 2 Duo T9600
(2.8GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset

RAM
4GB DDR3 SDRAM (no slot left)

Storage
500GB Hard Disk;
DVD Super Multi Double-Layer Drive (DVD+/-RW)

Screen
14″ High Definition (1366 x 768) LED-backlit Display, 16:9 aspect ratio

Video Card
Nvidia GeForce G 105M Discrete Graphics Card with 512MB VRAM

Web Cam / Mic / Sound
Integrated Acer CrystalEye High-def Webcam, featuring 640 x 480 @ 30fps or 1280 x 800 @ 30fps resolution image capture
Intel High Definition Audio Support
Dolby-optimized surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers
Acer PureZone technology with two built-in stereo microphones

Peripherals
Built-in 10/100/1000Mbps LAN
Expresscard/54 slot
USB 2.0 x 3
HDMI port with HDCP support
eSATA port
Built-in V.92 modem
Built-in Intel Pro/Wireless 5300 (ABGN)
Built-in BlueTooth 2.0+EDR
6-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), MultiMediaCard Plus (MMCplus), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS-Pro), xD-Picture Card
Integrated Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Reader
Notebook carrying case

Weight
2.32 kg (with 6-cell battery and optical drive)

Warranty
3 years On-Campus Warranty and 1-year International Travellers Warranty

Both

Software
Windows Vista Business
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium
Microsoft Office 2007 Standard

The laptops are offered under the NUS scheme for students matriculating in 09/10. I’ll write more later after more research into build quality and end user feedback. Both laptops are very new to the market.



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