Does the i7 or i5 processor handle most graphics? My daugher is a Communications major and needs a new computer. Should I absolutely get a dedicated GPU or is the i7/i5 good enough with graphics and say medium difficult graphics programs?
Well, does she do gaming or photo/video editing or 3D design? If not, she won't need a dedicated GPU. Just make sure that you're getting a motherboard that supports integrated i5/i7 graphics (with Intel Z68 or H67 chipset, NOT P67). Also, are you talking about a desktop or a laptop?