Buying a laptop and need advice

Hey all, new member here!

I’m looking to buy a new machine, and I’ve pretty much decided on the Acer VX-15. It comes pre-installed with 16GB RAM, a GTX 1050ti, and a 256 GB M.2 SSD. I plan on adding a spinning hard disk to it so that storage won’t be an issue. However, what I am wondering is whether it would be worthwhile to spend an extra $100 solely to upgrade from a i5 to an i7. I know the hyper threading will be helpful in rendering the game, but how helpful? Is it worth my money to spend $100 just on this upgrade alone, or will the i5 be enough?

The i5 version is here:
And the i7 version here:

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

It says that i5 version is not available, but i7 costs $1000 - I guess that i5 is $900 than? I’m a beginner when it comes to rendering games (complete noob to be honest) but… If you want to work a lot with editing, rendering and stuff like that I think it might be a good idea to take i7. I’d google both CPUs and check out how big the performance difference is between them.

The clock speeds are so close it probably won’t make much of a difference unless you plan to use multi threading a lot.

What about Graphics Card , for High Level Gaming like GTA , NFS etc ??

For just games, you should be fine… but, if you plan on doing any threaded apps like content creation, might as well spend the extra dough…


single most important thing is graphics card - recommend 1060 min, 1070 better