I have two options. The 1st one has a better processor which is a i3 350M while the 2nd has the Turion II P520. I can't decide on which laptop to buy because I'll be using this for mostly gaming(low games such as combat arms. I can play it fine on a amd 64 and radeon 3200 but lag spikes sometimes). My friend has a computer with the intel x3100 and pentium dual core and runs combat arms with a 20 fps.(so I'm presuming the 1st laptop will run ca with 45 fps).
In the comparison here (second link is broken), from a gaming perspective, the Turion based system is likely to be the better solution because most AMD based laptops/notebooks use discrete GPUs.
I was able to dig out an HP system on the Best Buy site that was the likely system indicated by the original poster. If so, it had a HD 4200 GPU which will run circles around the Intel GPU on the i3 based system.
The advice, thus far, has been to pick GPU over CPU. I agree as well. Given these 2 choices, I would definitely go with the Turion II system because of the much stronger GPU.
Oh alright thanks for advice people. There has been about 75% more positive reviews on the laptops like the hp pavillion one then the gateway one. It' s just that there ' s random posts saying the gateway gets a constant 80 fps in call of duty/combat arms and the benchmark of the i3 on cpubenchmark.net is 400 more than the turion one. I guess I'm leaning towards the hp pavillion.