Exactly 50-years age difference, but both are equally young and energetic touts! It is sort of a grandson vs grandfather thriller for you. It’s the “Asus vs HP” for you.
Asus and HP, one being founded in 1989 whereas the other some 50 years back in 1939 are, despite such a massive age difference, still equally ruling the computer market.
HP, one of the pioneering tech and computer companies in the world, has successfully built its reputation and is now sort of a must-to-be-mentioned name when someone talks computer.
On the other hand, Asus is going neck-to-neck with this 82-years old beast due to its unparalleled quality motherboards and other components, eye-catchy builds, best value for low-budget customers as well, and lots more other things. And btw it’s the ultimate love of gamers too, for its “ROG – gaming laptop series”.
Anyways, the point is, how would you decide which one is the best when it’s only these two, class brands, you’ve been put before to make your purchase from?
Here’s how. Check out this one complete and one sheerly nonpartisan comparison between these two and you’ll be eased regarding your purchase decision.
Asus and HP – A Succinct Background
Originally started as an OEM – original equipment manufacturer, by four former Acer engineers in 1989, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a Taiwan-based tech and computer company headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Although I am only intended to talk here about the company’s presence in the computer (laptop) market, still, it’s a not-to-be-missed point that the company’s start as an OEM has, to date, provided it an edge over all its competitors, for the company itself manufactures some quality innards and thus, for the very same specs, is doing comparatively good at the pricing side.
Well, besides dealing in a vast array of products including workstations, PCs, mobiles, motherboards, and other components, and whatnot, Asus is phenomenal when it comes to laptops and especially those fighting-fit gaming laptops.
The TUF and ROG laptop ranges are purely ruling the gaming market being completely unmatched in their beings, whereas the VivoBook, ZenBook, lots of Chromebooks, 2-in-1 laptops, etc. are a few other noteworthy provisions by Asus.
One of the oldest and sort of pioneer names in the tech industry, just younger than IBM, HP i.e. Hewlett Packard, is an American “multinational information technology company” founded in 1939 by two fellows “Bill Hewlett” and “David Packard”, in Palo Alto, California.
Headquartered in California, this IT company also started as the manufacturer of different computer hardware and software components, etc., and entered the computer industry somewhere in the 1960s. Ever since then, it became a household name for computer geeks and has an enormous contribution in making the computer market what it is today.
Anyways, talking only about its laptops, the company has a wide range of epic machines. The Envy and Spectre, two majorly businessmen-oriented laptop series by HP with lots of high-end, convertible, and feature-packed laptops, whereas the Pavilion and Omen series have a lot to serve those enthusiastic gamers.
Asus vs HP – Comparison
HP, no doubt is a group of tech geeks with years of experience and has been, over the years, built an unparalleled repute, but Asus, too, is nowise lagging in this popularity race.
On a holistic approach, you’ll find lots of similarities between these two. HP, if is admired for being a decent and sort of professional brand, Asus is an unbeatably popular name in the gaming world. HP, if instills its laptops with some cool looks and designs, Asus too ensures an expensive look in its machines.
Hence, in whatever aspect it be, if you are willing to spend some heavy bucks, you`ll get a cracking machine no matter what brand you choose.
But, when it comes to the comparison between any two brands, there are a few things that you need to consider so that choosing one from those two sweats you not a little even. Here, for these two giants, I am gonna compare them based on.
- The components and technical power
- Screen and display quality
- Design, build quality, and durability, etc.
- Pricing and ROI
- Innovation practices
- After-sale support
So, let’s get started now.
#1. Technical Components
Processor, memory, storage, and battery, etc. are the most noteworthy innards when it comes to comparing the technical competency of two machines.
Well, it’s a draw between these two brands, here in this specific comparison.
“The higher the bucks, the better the specs”, and that’s it. So, comparing the two based on these innards and saying one is good and the other is bad would be sheer naivety.
Both produce extraordinary machines when it comes to the price you are gonna pay, still, I would say Asus is doing good at the lower-end laptops as compared to HP.
Meeting your expectations in the best possible way, though the RAM and SSD, etc. same in both, Asus is edged towards 4-cored processors even in its low-end laptops too unlike HP where you`d usually find specs just in parity with the price.
Talking about the battery, so you’ll normally find a 3-celled battery, be it Asus or HP. Although Asus, in some of its flagship machines, has featured an 8-celled battery too, normally it’s a 3-celled everywhere. You’ll get a fine battery stand based on your workloads in whichever brand you opt for.
#2. Screen and Display Quality
Although it’s believed that HP is best at the display department, I say Asus is nowhere lagging too. If it’s the display size, both have, ranging from the smallest i.e. 13″ to colossal 17-inches laptops, in their provisions.
HP, known to be a producer of mostly entertainment-based laptops, with years of experience has been so good at satisfying your visual craves and providing you best quality on the display side. Asus on the other hand, being the ultimate love of gamers, also instills its laptops with some unmatched cinematic quality displays.
Both have got the classy NVIDIA’s Graphics support in their higher-end flagship machines, whereas simple Intel Graphics support in their average laptops. Hence, it’s a tie again between these two.
#3. Design, Build Quality, and Durability
One brand taking over the other in one aspect whereas vice versa for the other one. In the end, it’s a draw again. Here’s how.
Both being the award-winning brands when it comes to the looks and designs of their machines, are doing so well at adding a nonpareil charm in each of their laptops. Still, I would give HP an edge in terms of their product designs, etc. Why?
Well, HP, with a considerable amount of experience in how to entice the end-user, is unmatched at instilling its laptops, even its below-average and low-end ones too, with some simple yet stunning designs, colors, and fine outer builds. Whereas Asus, despite featuring plenty of novel and breathtaking designs in its elite machines, is not so well in this department when you talk about its average laptops.
So, if you have a low budget and still looking for a beast design, HP is the brand for you.
On the other hand, when it comes to durability assurance, although both the brands are quite the same, still, Asus is my choice here.
Most of the Asus laptops come with a sturdy military-standard build, unlike HP where this feature is quite hard to find comparatively. So, if you are a clumsy or adventurer type of person, I would suggest you go for Asus.
Nevertheless, if you going to make an expensive purchase, you are free to choose any one of these two, but if you are looking for ultimate sturdiness at a low budget and are not much conscious about looks, consider Asus.
#4. Pricing and Value for Money
HP is the winner when it comes to the pricing i.e. its in-budget-laptop options are way better than that of Asus. Whereas if you are looking for the best value for your money, Asus is my winner for you. See how.
HP no doubt is an expensive brand as compared to Asus, still, if you have a low budget and are looking for just an ordinary machine, HP has lots of better options than Asus. Its range of budget laptops, Chromebooks, etc., is way vast than that of Asus i.e. whatever your budget is, you’ll find a laptop if you are hunting in HP`s domain.
But thing is that the specs will be so below average that you’ll, perhaps, soon regret the purchase.
In contrast, if you despite having a low budget are looking for a considerably good laptop, Asus can provide you an unmatched value for your money as compared to HP. Yes, with a price difference of just within 50 or 100, you’d find the same budget laptop of Asus way much competitive than that of HP.
Succinctly said, HP’s price tag mostly depends on its brand name and its entry-level laptops are not that good. Whereas in the case of Asus, the price tag purely depends on the machine’s capabilities.
Hence, HP laptops despite being easy to afford as compared to Asus, are, I would say not worth the money. So, go for the Asus’s a bit expensive laptop and you’ll get a better ROI.
#5. Innovation Practices
A ScreenPad instead of the typical opaque touchpad, a classic cooling mechanism inside the machine while also featuring the novel vapor chamber technology, and introducing up to 8-celled batteries in some flagship laptops, Asus has made it a routine to mesmerize the world with some awesome innovations. Its biggest innovation is the “ROG Zephyrus”, the world’s lightest high-tone gaming laptop.
So, the company being unprecedentedly leading on the innovations side makes this comparison a purely one-sided match. HP, which was believed to be a brand featuring the faster hard drives and latest RAM technology (versions), has been now overthrown by Asus in these things too.
Hence, lots of betterments in its machines but no such noteworthy innovations, HP gets a thumbs-down and Asus gets a big thumbs-up here.
#6. After-Sale Support
At Asus, you’ll find most of the laptops coming backed by some considerable and comprehensive battery and other hardware warranties. But in case of any issues, although the staff is praised for being so disciplined and soft-spoken, you’d still get vexed getting an answer to your query.
The company’s online presence i.e. website and social media platforms, etc., is way supportive than its phone support. Still, the company is just average when it comes to after-sale customer care.
HP too is considered so substandard in terms of the after-sale support they provide i.e. you’ll get exhausted contacting the company’s customer care center. Many people around the world have complained regarding HP’s phone support.
However, besides backing their laptops mostly with a 1-year warranty, the company is praised for its efficient shipping and repair services if you send them your faulty machine. HP also has a good online presence but yeah, the company’s strong point is its efficient repair service as compared to Asus.
Briefly recapping the whole article now. If you are still confused regarding which one is the ultimate best for you and which one to choose when it’s these two options i.e. Asus and HP, in front of you, here is the answer.
HP is massively admired for being a top producer of mostly, entertainment-oriented (Chromebooks, etc.), and other decent, sort of professional-type laptops. Whereas Asus is immensely loved for being an ultimate gaming brand focusing heavily on ensuring all the needed sturdiness in its laptops and introducing some unbeatable innovations, etc.
So, if you are a gamer, a clumsy type of person conscious about sturdiness and durability, or a low-budget person looking for the best “return on investment”, go for Asus.
Whereas, if you are a style and looks-oriented person, wanting a laptop for mere entertainment purposes or some other decent working, go for HP.
And that’s it for this Asus vs HP’s thrilling contest.