Re: Buying a laptop - Decisions, decisions
Very personally, when it comes to laptops, I would not skimp out on quality. Yes, an i5 will do good enough for right now, but the i5 will also most likely not handle many games on their higher settings. And that's right now. In 2 or 3 years, you'll have wished you got the i7.
Remember, in laptops, the processor you get is what you're stuck with, and that's the brain of your computer. If you were buying a desktop I'd say go for the i5 and upgrade later, but you can never upgrade your processor in a laptop. Get the one that will give you the best performance for the longest. That's just my advice.