Laptop for school and Warcraft

Approximate purchase date: Next two weeks

Budget: 400-600 USD

Looking for a laptop that will be used for school and be able to play warcraft when I'm away from home. I've found two laptops that appear to foot the bill. Looks like the GPU are pretty much dead even for performance. The CPU looks like a tradeoff of power vs. battery life. I know WOW is a cpu intensive game just wondering what others would reccomend and if either of these two would play wow at mid level settings.

Acer Aspire AS5750G-6804 Notebook Intel Core i3 2310M(2.10GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215105

Acer Aspire AS7551G-7606 Notebook AMD Phenom II Quad-Core N970(2.2GHz) 17.3" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi AMD Radeon HD 6470M

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168342151

Thanks for your time
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  1. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+Phenom+II+N970+Quad-Core

    The quad core ranks above the i3, but the gt 520 is a tad-bit faster than the hd 6470.
  2. both should work fine, but WOW likes Quads better nowadays.
  3. Thanks for your response, guess my only concern is that my old desktop had a 5670 gpu and it struggled at 1600x900 resolution and from what i've read neither of these two cards are as powerful. Guess I'm just wondering how fluidly wow will play on either of these at native resolutions. Wondering if its worth going over budget to get either a 6550m or 6650m graphics...looks to be about another $180 dollars.

    Thanks again for your time
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