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Stuck between 2 laptop choices

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October 2, 2012 7:08:51 AM

Hello people of Tom's hardware, i have a question about 2 laptops. Im currently stuck between an Acer Aspire

and a Lenovo G780

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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October 2, 2012 7:19:29 AM

That i7 is actually a dual core.
Go with the acer if you plan to save money.
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October 5, 2012 1:42:17 AM

honestly not looking for too much in terms of gaming and graphics, as this will mainly be used for school work. any tips?
October 5, 2012 3:10:47 AM

i do love the deal on that last laptop, but its imperative that i get a laptop with a 17' monitor.
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October 5, 2012 6:16:24 AM

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