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PC Gaming on a notebook, recommended processor?

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I know the placement of this thread is a little aloof, I apologize, but didn't want to post it in the dedicated AMD/Intel threads to avoid a double post scenario.

I am currently aiming at buying a notebook (15.6in to 17in), with a budget of 1400$USD; and am wondering what processor would be recommended to survive for about 4 years (once I get out of college). I was thinking of a quad core with a turboboost(I assume this to be synonymous with overclocking). Stock speed of 2.0Ghz with 4 cores, turboboost at 2.9?

Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM (2.0~2.9GHz, 45W) w/6M L3 Cache - 4 Cores - 8 Threads
---OR---
An AMD equivalent (I've heard that AMD is more prioritized for a better gaming experience?)
^above is the processor I am looking at.

Thanks for the feedback, I apologize for the weird forum posting, if there is a mod out there, feel free to re-direct this post =)
    
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That i7 is fine for gaming. I would go for a non-HyperThreaded quad core (i5 if possible) at a higher clock. But current AMD lineup doesn't compare clock for clock with Intel, don't bother with Phenoms or any other AMD CPUs for laptop gaming right now.
    
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I know the placement of this thread is a little aloof, I apologize, but didn't want to post it in the dedicated AMD/Intel threads to avoid a double post scenario.

I am currently aiming at buying a notebook (15.6in to 17in), with a budget of 1400$USD; and am wondering what processor would be recommended to survive for about 4 years (once I get out of college). I was thinking of a quad core with a turboboost(I assume this to be synonymous with overclocking). Stock speed of 2.0Ghz with 4 cores, turboboost at 2.9?

Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM (2.0~2.9GHz, 45W) w/6M L3 Cache - 4 Cores - 8 Threads
---OR---
An AMD equivalent (I've heard that AMD is more prioritized for a better gaming experience?)
^above is the processor I am looking at.

Thanks for the feedback, I apologize for the weird forum posting, if there is a mod out there, feel free to re-direct this post =)
It is STILL the wrong place , post this in the mobile computing forums and follow the guidelines there on what you are looking for.

If you want a customized one , almost everyone in that section would recommend Sager , go to xoticpc.com to mix and match and order it from there.

If you really want a monster DTR , then prepare to only have about 1h 30mins of battery life and a slightly bulkier case.Look for something like a 2630m coupled with a 460m/5870m(most common) , if you want i think they have parts up to the 6950m and the 2710m really depending on what you are looking for.
    
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