i5 vs. i7 on a laptop -
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So I'm looking for a laptop for my girlfriend, in the 500-700 price range, and the choice kinda comes down to getting her a laptop with more ram and storage and an i5, or a less ram and storage (4GB RAM, 500GB drive), and an i7 quad. She wants to be using it for the next 4 years or so, but only for pretty mundane tasks; internet, movies etc. she's not a gamer. She is a physicist however so she may be using Mathematica a bit.
Anyways, so I was wondering if there was a consensus on whether to get the better processsor, or more RAM and a bigger HD....
Thanks in advance.