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Which processor for best investment?

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April 6, 2010 3:36:06 PM

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-lapto...

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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a b D Laptop
April 6, 2010 6:13:24 PM

Links don't work.

Please just list the notebook specs.
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April 6, 2010 9:19:18 PM

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
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a b D Laptop
April 6, 2010 9:56:00 PM

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?
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April 6, 2010 10:09:02 PM

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
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a b D Laptop
April 6, 2010 11:25:56 PM

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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