Which processor for best investment?

Hello, I'm trying to decide whether to stick with the reliable AMD brand or go with the new i7 processor from Intel. My usage will be as follows:

-Some gaming with modern games (moderate CPU demand)
-Some DVD/Blu Ray viewing
-Moderate video editing
-LOTS of multi tasking

I've configured both of these to be right at the top of my price range, but can't make a decision on which CPU. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here are the laptops:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/279519-28-intel-laptop?dr_log=-1&linkout=https%3A//www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/cart_detail.do%3FpageLink%3Dtrue%26bvLoadCart%3D1%26action%3Dadd%26disp_msg%3D0http%3A//www.dell.com/home/laptops

I know its the old "AMD V. Intel" debate, but I would really like something that is "future-proof" and reliable since this is a big investment for me and I plan on keeping this laptop for 3+ years.

Thanks in advance to everyone that has constructive input!
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  1. Links don't work.

    Please just list the notebook specs.
  2. Sorry about that. Here are the specs and prices

    HP Pavilion dv6z
    *AMD Turion(TM) II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor M640
    *4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    *250GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
    *1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 4650
    *15.6" diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Widescreen Display
    *Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
    *webcam
    *bluetooth
    *12-cell battery
    Total: $1402

    HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Edition
    *Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Quad Core processor
    *4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    *500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
    *1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 320M - For i7 Processors
    *15.6" diagonal High Definition LED HP Brightview Widescreen Display
    *Lightscribe Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
    *Webcam
    *bluetooth
    *6-cell battery
    Total: $1405
  3. The 4650 is better than the 320, and since you're gaming, I'd recommend that; however, if you feel your video-editing needs are more important/will be used more often, go for the more powerful i7.

    What do you mean by multitasking?
  4. I guess video editing is a little misleading. I am a coach and I do a couple season highlight videos for my teams every year. So cutting, editing, and mixing a little music is more like it.

    As far as multitasking, I run multiple browsers while playing music, using office programs and sometimes games. I just can't do one thing at a time. hahahaha
  5. In that case, your CPU needs aren't that great, and you'll be better off with the better GPU for gaming.
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