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      07-13-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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Question PC Gurus: Gaming Laptop CPU, GPU, & RAM Question

i haven't posted in awhile, and boy do i miss the OT , but i have a quick question for you pc gurus. im on the market for a gaming laptop and i am stuck between the following options:

CPU: Is it worth the $150 to upgrade from i5 to i7 cpu?
Stock: IntelŽ Core™ i5 2410M 2.3GHz (2.9GHz w/Turbo Boost, 3MB Cache)
+$100: IntelŽ Core™ i7 2630QM 2.0GHz (2.9GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)

GPU: worth paying $100 more for the 3gb 555m chip?
Stock: Nvidia 460M
+$50: 1.5GB DDR3 NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GT 555M using NVIDIA Optimus™ technology
+$100: 3.0GB DDR3 NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GT 555M using NVIDIA Optimus™ technology

Ram: i have 2 ram options available both no price difference, so 1333 or 1600 speed? and 4gb is more than enough for windows 7 and games right?
Stock: DDR3 1333 MHz
Or: DDR3 1600 MHz

help much appreciated, thanks guys .
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