Hello, I've been trying to find any info I can about if the i5 4200m will run gta 4 smoothly. I know i7 4700mq will, I'm renting an Alienware 14 laptop untill I can buy one. If I go with the i5 4200m I can upgrade to the 765m gtx and it will cost 1,250$. Or I can buy a refurbished one with the i7 4700mq and gt 750m for 950$ which is what I'm renting now. I can run ps2 games and all the grand theft auto series with no problems, I heard the gtx 765m is only a 20% increase and if I went with that then I would have the i5 4200m. My buget is tight and I can really only save up 1200 at best. I like this model because its easy to carry around at 14'' screen size and good battery life. I can get about 5 hours when not gaming.
By the way, the i5 is a dual-core acording to notebookcheck.com I thought gta 4 runs better on quad-cores like the i7 ?