Talked to a Toshiba sales person today and was told the Intel Chip is way faster than the AMD. I was referring to the AMD Quad core and they said that the Intel runs faster but yet costs more. Have never owned an Intel based computer. Any pro's or cons in my thinking. Looking for a Quad core AMD based laptop with a 6gb Ram, 640 HDD, decent sound. I do play games so a decent vid card would be nice. Anyone have any suggestions or links. Trying to stay under $500 but looking more and more like that won't be possible. I like Toshiba but am open to other brands.