I'm looking for a laptop with some decent power, an i5 (or i3 at a push) with a good graphics card for gaming when am away from home, looking for something like a HD5650 or GT330, but i also want at least 5 hours battery life (for internet surfing). I'm not expecting 5 hours of gaming from the battery, but for inter browsing, killing time etc.
Something like the acer timeline x 4820 T but better build quality, and smoother graphics switching.
any ideas, i was hoping to get an asus U53JC, but they seem to have been scrapped.
The only way you would be 5 hour battery life in a laptop with i5 and a good video card would be to dim the screen and step down the CPU a lot. Even then it would be pushing it unless you pick the largest battery you can get.
That would increase battery life but even with on-board graphics, to get 5 hour battery live you will want a netbook if you will use the PC for those 5 hours. Screen is a huge drain on the battery, the bigger the screen, the more the drain. And the i5 is not the best platform for low power use. An i3 with on-board graphics with the screen not at full brightness may be able to get you more than 3 hours though.
I don't think they are available yet, but you might also look into the AS4820TG and AS5820TG from Acer. They supposedly offer the Core i5, switchable graphics with HD5650, and up to 8-12 hour battery life (with 6 or 9 cell battery respectively).