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I'm gonna be using it for everyday use really, with maybe some gaming. How is this for the price?
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-A53SD-ES71-15-6-Laptop-Black/dp/tech-data/B00713DPNS/ref=de_a_smtd
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Why an i7?
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For $800, you could get an HP or Lenovo with i7 and better graphics. Nvidia 610M is slower than most laptop APU(integrated) graphics.

This $800 Lenovo Y570 is a much better value. The Y470p has even faster graphics (7690M is just a slightly-overclocked 6770M), 14" and it's cheaper by $50. http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?action=init&current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087&current-category-id=C46D71ACFD7C4475B8E490358F8CA8C3

Anyways, like SM is asking.. why?!? We can't give good advice if we just have a vague sentence to go off of. IMO, "Basic use, light gaming" translates to i3/i5 and something with an AMD 6630M or Nvidia 540M; or an AMD A6/A8 with integrated or perhaps Crossfired. If that's the case, you could save maybe $1-300.
 
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Here you go http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1104483&CatId=4965 I7 6gb DDR3 5870 1gb MXM II slot.
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I chose i7 because I usually keep my laptops for 4 years. I've had my Sony since May of 2008, and it's now slowing down. I usually get a good laptop so it can last a while.
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Originally Posted by samwapp View Post

I chose i7 because I usually keep my laptops for 4 years. I've had my Sony since May of 2008, and it's now slowing down. I usually get a good laptop so it can last a while.

I asked because the second generation mobile i5's and i7's literally perform the same.
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^ That would be incorrect. The i5's and i7's turbo to the same dual- and single-core max turbo levels. For >2 threads, the i7 is much faster. Now, 1st-gen i5's and i7 quads performed similar (i5's faster in single-dual threaded, i7's faster in multi), since the i7-quads were on 45nm and the i5's were on 32nm.Regardless, low-end graphics won't last for 3-4 years.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html
 
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^ That would be incorrect. The i5's and i7's turbo to the same dual- and single-core max turbo levels. For >2 threads, the i7 is much faster. Now, 1st-gen i5's and i7 quads performed similar (i5's faster in single-dual threaded, i7's faster in multi), since the i7-quads were on 45nm and the i5's were on 32nm.Regardless, low-end graphics won't last for 3-4 years.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html
The Asus G73 for $700 would be a good pick. I am able to play Bf3 on high at 35-45 FPS
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Originally Posted by jrbroad77 View Post

^ That would be incorrect. The i5's and i7's turbo to the same dual- and single-core max turbo levels. For >2 threads, the i7 is much faster. Now, 1st-gen i5's and i7 quads performed similar (i5's faster in single-dual threaded, i7's faster in multi), since the i7-quads were on 45nm and the i5's were on 32nm.Regardless, low-end graphics won't last for 3-4 years.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html

Thanks for that link, it adequately shows that the i5's and i7's perform the same unless fully utilizing 8 threads
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