Out of pure curiosity, are these laptops junk? At home, (when I'd actually be playing wow/games) it'd be run through my 23" widescreen monitor - otherwise, it's just for primarily that. I have a junkier, older laptop that I can lug around for purely internet, and this would be more lined towards gaming/home gaming.
I definitely shouldn't have said upper echelon then, haha. I'm primarily looking for a laptop for the mobility, that can also handle WoW, not saying WoW is intensive by any means, and maybe a future game or two that sparks interest. The 17" is simply for aesthetics, any size would do. Is the comparison really that much worse? A desktop i3 could outperform this laptop? I had no idea the difference was that critical.