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Old June 8th, 2013 (7:36 PM).
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Don't go with an i7. Period. You don't need it. You probably wouldn't need an i5 if not for the fact that you wanted to do video editing. You also might want to consider AMD instead of Intel if video editing is important to you.

You said you're planning to play games, what kind of gaming do you do? Modern gaming on laptops is problematic, getting a decent build costs a lot and ability to play modern games on laptops scales directly with heating problems and power consumption.

My earlier recommendation for CyberPower still stands. The premium they have on putting together machines is very small compared to other retailers.
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"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'"- Isaac Asimov, Column in Newsweek (21 January 1980) [source]
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