Based on what whs
mentions about the E300, I would probably lean toward the ASUS, as well.
I probably should have mentioned, when I bought my HP, I bought fairly top of the line hardware at the time.
Also, be wary of Best Buy workers in sheep clothing.
Their extended warranty can end up costing more than a new system in the long run... Happened to me, so my feelings may not reflect those of others, but their support team damaged my last laptop to the point that I had to buy a new one through their store credit which was not enough to cover a comparable system.
Anyway, ASUS looks like the better choice.