Laptop for Blender and VFX

Hello, I am needing to get a laptop as I’m moving out to go to school, and would like your guys’ opinion on getting a laptop for using Blender and doing VFX work (Hitfilm or After Effects). I’ll also be playing a few games with it, Minecraft mostly.

Here are the specs of the computer I’m thinking of getting:
PowerPro I 9:7 Gaming Laptop 17.3"
CPU: Intel Core i5-3230M (2.6~3.2GHz) w/3M L3 Cache - 2 Cores - 4 Threads
RAM: 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3/1600 Dual Channel Memory
HDD: 750GB SATA II 3GB/s 7,200 RPM Hard Drive
GPU: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 128bit w/2GB GDDR5 (Kepler) w/Optimus Technology
Price: $929

And here are the specs of my current desktop computer:
CPU: AMD Athalon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.60GHz
RAM: 6GB DDR2
HDD: WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR WD2500JS-75NCB2 250GB 7200RPM 8MB CACHE SATA HARD DRIVE
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB

Is this a good laptop for this price? How does this compare with my current setup, and what price would I be able to get for my current computer? I have to option to switch the cpu to the “Intel Core i7-3630QM (2.4~3.4GHz) w/6M L3 Cache - 4 Cores - 8 Threads” for $80, and am wondering if this would be a worth while upgrade. Thank you for any insight you can give, and if you’d like more info about either of these setups, please let me know.

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It’s all about hardware, I don’t think a laptop will get you as far as a desktop. Questions are good here is my answer faster is better.