Brett928S2 wrote :
The honest answer is that for high end gaming NO LAPTOP will even come close to a gaming PC....
All the best Brett
This may be true, but it is entirely possible for Skyrim to run at decent graphical settings on the described hardware. My friend had a similar problem, in which the game would automatically run off of the onboard graphics, rather than the dedicated card on his laptop. Once we managed to get it to run on the dedicated card, it runs quite well at medium-high settings.