I would recommend the intel laptop. If your budget can go up to $850 you could get a Lenovo ideapad Y580 or Y480. They have rely good graphocs cards. Also they have rely good built in speakers. I would also try to get a laptop with Nvidia graphics.
I've been juggling different manufacturers in regard to purchasing a new laptop and seem to have settled on HP. Now I'm trying to decide between the HP m7 - which has 1TB memory/ Intel chipset (i5/ i7) and integrated intel graphics or the HP Pavilion DV7-7023CL. The DV7 has about 750 GB memory/ 6GB ram/ AMD Quad Core A8 - 4500M CPU and AMD Radeon 7640 G graphics. Supposedly, this is a dedicated graphics card but I always like to make certain of what I'm buying. Also, both have 'Beats Audio' too.
I do not like integrated graphics as a rule but I understand AMD is touting some new advances with it's AOD chipset? Not sure if this is part of that effort, but I digress...
I'd like to know which is the better choice for the long run as I would use this for training, entertainment (music/ video/ some editing) home and business travel. I am still researching price + coverage/ total cost options because at first look the m7 is $300.00 more than the DV7.
I would also appreciate input on which CPU is better for the long haul?? Your response is not only needed, it's greatly appreciated.