That is a bad assumption.
At this point I'd be looking for something with an i5 processor at minimum. Windows 10 64 bit and at least 8GB or RAM with a dedicated graphics card.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my query.
Would either of the below be ok?
The Acer has only an i3 processor and might yield very sluggish performance. The HP has an AMD processor — can't comment on how good, bad, or indifferent that is.
However, the specs provided in those articles don't give enough information to make any further reasonable evaluation of the systems. Is it Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro? You don't want the Home version. What's the screen resolution? You really want/need full HD support. What is the speed of the disks? 5400rpm really won't cut it. Real video card or integrated solution? For graphic intensive InDesign work, you want a real video card. Memory upgradable? 8GB is a bare minimum to properly run 64-bit versions of Windows. I would recommend 16GB of memory and if the notebook is either unavailable with 16GB or cannot accommodate more than 8GB, I would pass on these configurations entirely.
Sorry, but PC World articles are not a particularly good place to shop for computers! If you need to run InDesign (and possibly Acrobat and Illustrator and Photoshop) to create graphic arts documents, you need systems with much more capability than bargain counter models that are perfectly fine for reading e-mail, web surfing, and spending all day on ZuckerBook!