Found 12th Nov 2016
Really can't decide which one to buy out of the below 2 laptops.

Lenovo 510
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

Asus UX310ua
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

So far my positives for each are:

Lenovo: cheaper, touch screen, i7, larger SSD

Asus: SSD & HDD, lighter, better looking/build.

Please could anyone add any pros/cons to each to help make up my mind?

Thanks

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You have done most of the work already! The Lenovo screen is bigger.

What might help is if you forget what you have seen and write down your essential criteria - the must haves. Then right down your desirable criteria - the ones which you are not that bothered about and list them in priority order - attaching scores to them from say 10 to 1.

For instance, I am not that bothered really about colour but to some others they will highly require say a silver one.

Once you have your criteria - look again at the machines you have shortlisted and see how they score against your criteria. Don't forget to include software - the musts and the desirables - no good picking the best looking if it cant run the software you want it to run and no point in picking the fastest if it only needs to do simple browsing.

Oh and best of all try before you buy if you can. Screen and keyboard can be so important - look and feel cannot be gauged from reviews.
Edited by: "tardytortoise" 12th Nov 2016

Asus likely to be more reliable too. Sent a brand new IdeaPad 500 back recently as kept crashing and I've read they are prone to driver issues (as it seems are HP). Asus also came top of a (historical) reliability survey of 000's of laptops (SquareTrade warranty survey in US) Lenovo fairly near bottom.

Also for your perusal (NB 5th gen i5 but performs slightly better in some areas than 6th according to CPUboss)
saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX3…tml
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 12th Nov 2016

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jazzuk777

Also for your perusal (NB 5th gen i5 but performs slightly better in some … Also for your perusal (NB 5th gen i5 but performs slightly better in some areas than 6th according to CPUboss)http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX301LA-C4161T-ASUS-Zenbook-UX301LA-C4161T_1869978.html


Thanks for that, great price,very tempted, shame it doesn't have the hdd though.

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jazzuk777

Also for your perusal (NB 5th gen i5 but performs slightly better in some … Also for your perusal (NB 5th gen i5 but performs slightly better in some areas than 6th according to CPUboss)http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX301LA-C4161T-ASUS-Zenbook-UX301LA-C4161T_1869978.html


Thanks for that, great price,very tempted, shame it doesn't have the hdd though.
jazzuk777

Asus likely to be more reliable too. Sent a brand new IdeaPad 500 back … Asus likely to be more reliable too. Sent a brand new IdeaPad 500 back recently as kept crashing and I've read they are prone to driver issues (as it seems are HP). Asus also came top of a (historical) reliability survey of 000's of laptops (SquareTrade warranty survey in US) Lenovo fairly near bottom.


Yeah I agree the asus brand is more appealing, it's just the spec of the Lenovo i think is superior. Thanks

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jazzuk777

Also for your perusal (NB 5th gen i5 but performs slightly better in some … Also for your perusal (NB 5th gen i5 but performs slightly better in some areas than 6th according to CPUboss)http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX301LA-C4161T-ASUS-Zenbook-UX301LA-C4161T_1869978.html


Thanks for that, great price,very tempted, shame it doesn't have the hdd though.
jazzuk777

Asus likely to be more reliable too. Sent a brand new IdeaPad 500 back … Asus likely to be more reliable too. Sent a brand new IdeaPad 500 back recently as kept crashing and I've read they are prone to driver issues (as it seems are HP). Asus also came top of a (historical) reliability survey of 000's of laptops (SquareTrade warranty survey in US) Lenovo fairly near bottom.


Yeah I agree the asus brand is more appealing, it's just the spec of the Lenovo i think is superior. Thanks
tardytortoise

You have done most of the work already! The Lenovo screen is bigger.What … You have done most of the work already! The Lenovo screen is bigger.What might help is if you forget what you have seen and write down your essential criteria - the must haves. Then right down your desirable criteria - the ones which you are not that bothered about and list them in priority order - attaching scores to them from say 10 to 1.For instance, I am not that bothered really about colour but to some others they will highly require say a silver one.Once you have your criteria - look again at the machines you have shortlisted and see how they score against your criteria. Don't forget to include software - the musts and the desirables - no good picking the best looking if it cant run the software you want it to run and no point in picking the fastest if it only needs to do simple browsing.Oh and best of all try before you buy if you can. Screen and keyboard can be so important - look and feel cannot be gauged from reviews.


Thanks for the response. I did go in and have a play with then and the asus is definitely the one I prefer out of the two, it just comes down to the spec and whether the touch screen is important!!
Edited by: "jcodonne" 12th Nov 2016

jazzuk777

Also for your perusal (NB 5th gen i5 but performs slightly better in … Also for your perusal (NB 5th gen i5 but performs slightly better in some areas than 6th according to CPUboss)http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX301LA-C4161T-ASUS-Zenbook-UX301LA-C4161T_1869978.html

jazzuk777

Asus likely to be more reliable too. Sent a brand new IdeaPad 500 back … Asus likely to be more reliable too. Sent a brand new IdeaPad 500 back recently as kept crashing and I've read they are prone to driver issues (as it seems are HP). Asus also came top of a (historical) reliability survey of 000's of laptops (SquareTrade warranty survey in US) Lenovo fairly near bottom.

tardytortoise

You have done most of the work already! The Lenovo screen is … You have done most of the work already! The Lenovo screen is bigger.What might help is if you forget what you have seen and write down your essential criteria - the must haves. Then right down your desirable criteria - the ones which you are not that bothered about and list them in priority order - attaching scores to them from say 10 to 1.For instance, I am not that bothered really about colour but to some others they will highly require say a silver one.Once you have your criteria - look again at the machines you have shortlisted and see how they score against your criteria. Don't forget to include software - the musts and the desirables - no good picking the best looking if it cant run the software you want it to run and no point in picking the fastest if it only needs to do simple browsing.Oh and best of all try before you buy if you can. Screen and keyboard can be so important - look and feel cannot be gauged from reviews.


What exactly are you planning to do on it? With an ssd it ought to be pretty quick for any day to day stuff with an i5 or even an i3, the i7 will only come into its own for certain tasks. In fact some the i7s rate below i5s for some tasks, so don't be too concerned about paper specs

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jazzuk777

Also for your perusal (NB 5th gen i5 but performs slightly better in … Also for your perusal (NB 5th gen i5 but performs slightly better in some areas than 6th according to CPUboss)http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/UX301LA-C4161T-ASUS-Zenbook-UX301LA-C4161T_1869978.html

jazzuk777

Asus likely to be more reliable too. Sent a brand new IdeaPad 500 back … Asus likely to be more reliable too. Sent a brand new IdeaPad 500 back recently as kept crashing and I've read they are prone to driver issues (as it seems are HP). Asus also came top of a (historical) reliability survey of 000's of laptops (SquareTrade warranty survey in US) Lenovo fairly near bottom.

tardytortoise

You have done most of the work already! The Lenovo screen is … You have done most of the work already! The Lenovo screen is bigger.What might help is if you forget what you have seen and write down your essential criteria - the must haves. Then right down your desirable criteria - the ones which you are not that bothered about and list them in priority order - attaching scores to them from say 10 to 1.For instance, I am not that bothered really about colour but to some others they will highly require say a silver one.Once you have your criteria - look again at the machines you have shortlisted and see how they score against your criteria. Don't forget to include software - the musts and the desirables - no good picking the best looking if it cant run the software you want it to run and no point in picking the fastest if it only needs to do simple browsing.Oh and best of all try before you buy if you can. Screen and keyboard can be so important - look and feel cannot be gauged from reviews.


It was more the touch screen, cheaper price along with the faster processor that is tempting. I think I am going to go with the asus I originally posted as the extra HDD storage will come in handy, plus I have a voucher code for currys.
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