it is an asus k42 laptop, and it comes with hd7320m,2gb dd31066 ram,and either i3 370m or 460m.Now the i3 with 2gb memory upgrade to 4gb is going to cost nearly as much as the i5 with stock 2gb.
My intention is to game with this laptop and i cant afford still higher systems.
which of the 2 systems is preferable?is the i5 really going to effect gaming considerably tat i should be going for it?
raza is right.
The difference between those CPUs isn't much in gaming.It seems this notebook has Intel GMA HD card which is a low-end card for gaming,so consider a laptop with at least
HD 5650M/GT 425M for gaming.