Re: i5 or i7 for ultra portable gaming laptop?
The new i5's are quad core native, just like the desktop edition of i5. Intel relegated the dual core with hyperthreading to the i3s.
It's also a Sony, which automatically disqualifies it for me. They are trash, their support is non existent, and they treat you like criminals if you try to get warranty support. All of the prior information has happened to me both personally and as a part of my job. Sony could care less about you.