I am a online college student and I am looking for new laptop mostly I use my computer for accessing blackboard, browsing the internet, email, facebook and things of that nature I was wondering would getting AMD instead of Intel really make a difference.
For those things, no it won't matter. If you're looking to get into light gaming, AMD has the better laptop on the market for the purpose, but hell I use a 5 year old laptop with a Core2Duo for the very same thing (school and occasional away from home gaming), it works just fine. Go with whatever is cheaper, and as mentioned, quality, battery life, etc. I'd suggest avoiding Acer.