Stuck between 2 laptop choices

Hello people of Tom's hardware, i have a question about 2 laptops. Im currently stuck between an Acer Aspire http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215407

and a Lenovo G780
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246493

Is it worth spending the extra $170 just for 2 more GB of ram and the i7 processor?

im mainly going to use the laptop for school work, with some light gaming. Im looking to keep it as long as i can.

If you have any suggestions on other products, please feel free to post them.

my budget is under $800 ( i can be lenient) and it has to have at least a 17' moniter.
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  1. That i7 is actually a dual core.
    Go with the acer if you plan to save money.
  2. personally i would get this

    http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6175-clevo-w170er-p-4345.html?wconfigure=yes

    it has a better graphics card and higher rpm hdd plus options
  3. I would go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215541 as it has better graphics and an actual quad core i7. And its still under 800 and has the 17.3" screen
  4. honestly not looking for too much in terms of gaming and graphics, as this will mainly be used for school work. any tips?
  5. i do love the deal on that last laptop, but its imperative that i get a laptop with a 17' monitor.
  6. HP is running a special for the dv7t quad edition...

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
    NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 630M Graphics with 1GB GDDR3 memory [HDMI, VGA]
    FREE UPGRADE to 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
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    NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
    Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word/Excel(R) only, No PowerPoint(R)/Outlook(R)
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    6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    17.3-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900)
    FREE Upgrade to Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
    HP TrueVision HD Webcam
    802.11b/g/n WLAN
    Standard Keyboard with numeric keypad
    Included 2 Year Warranty

    799.99 after coupon code nb7231
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