Should add that this would be for my parents. No gaming, no really heavy computing other than photoshop, dvd ripping.
I feel like the i5 would be plenty for them for a while.
edit: also, for the GC promo
Can I buy two $400 GC's. Order with those since the total with the i7 is over $800 w/tax.
Then just save the two $75 GC's?
For a typical "parents" machine, getting the i7 would be a total waste of money and they would almost certainly be hard pressed to even notice the difference. Go with the i5.
You could use both $400 GCs and keep both $75 GCs, but beware that the $75 GCs are "promo GCs", so they have to be used or they expire in a few months, and you cannot combine them together. Your best bet would be to combine the 2 $400 GCs into 1 $800 GC. Then, order via chat, and use both $75 GCs and then put the balance on your new $800 GC. Then you would just be left with 1 GC that never expires (and sell for more on eBay/plastic jungle if you ever just wanted to unload it).
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