Re: Looking for a new laptop to replace my current. Any tips?
That will depend on how much hard drive space you want, the specs you want specifically and other games you want to use.
I think you'd benefit from a wireless mouse(if you don't already) and swing by dell, the XPS series is pretty good. If you have the cash up front around maybe 500 or 700 specifically you could build a machine with pretty basic specs:
17'' screen(maybe a 15.4 wide screen)
1Ghz of ram is fine
and either the AMD Turion x2 or Intel Core 2
On the note of you seeing any difference in dual core, yes, you will see the difference in gaming as far as speed goes. I run an AMD 4000+ and a 7600GT in my main rig so any laptop with a dual core will out perform mine.
If your none to savvy on clock speeds of a dual cores if your looking to put one in your machine they range from 1.8ghz to 2.0+. So if you think your getting scr**** out of performance, just remember those are two individual cores processing information at the same time.
i5 2400 @ 3.10Ghz | 16GB RAM | 500GB + 1TB | GTX 750Ti