Apologies, this is for casual school work and browsing. Videos are also a big factor. No gaming at all however, I have a PC for that.Depends on what you're using it for.
After taking a look at the specs, I wouldn't recommend either for anything more than light tasks, like browsing/excel/school, etc.
The 1st one is the better setup though. Stronger cpu and igpu, but not by much.
The cpus inside are spec'd for low power/energy saver use, thus won't handle heavy tasks well at all.
Watching videos, like Netflix, or downloaded material. I still would prefer it if the videos looked to be in good quality though, hence the 1920x1080 or Full HD selections.Definitely the Acer, then.
But when you say videos, do you mean just watching them, or more towards editing/streaming?
I tried checking the manufacturers' pages for the specs on the ram speed, but didn't find anything.In that case chose which ever one is more aesthetically pleasing to you or choose if you want features like touch screen. Almost any laptop nowadays can do video so I don't think the gpu matters as much. Stick to amd, look for fastest ram and ssd, and in the end choose based on, looks. If you like how the acer looks, then yes absolutely go with that other wise I would consider looking at laptops not solely based on hardware.
2400 is decent for laptop ram that is the speed of the one that I linked. I think for what he needs I think it should be more form over function.I tried checking the manufacturers' pages for the specs on the ram speed, but didn't find anything.
I'm willing to bet both of those laptops are equipped with slow 2133-2400mhz ram(kept the price down), which doesn't help Ryzen cpus at all.