You have a laptop, so you can't upgrade much of anything. Only things you can really upgrade on a laptop are RAM and the hard drive. If you do want better performance in Skyrim, you'll need to get a new laptop.
Thanks nova. But you cant replace the video card in a laptop? Anyway that is the best computer I could afford for 550$. Technically I havent bought it yet. But I was going to fill out the order this week.
If you could think of anything better than that, (Besides a pc and 550$-) That would be more than amazing!
That is probably the best you can do on a laptop for $550. Laptops generally don't have upgradeable graphics. A few of the really high end gaming laptops might have upgradeable graphic, but those cost $1500 and up. If you don't really need mobility, I would recommend getting a desktop rather than a laptop if you want to game on that budget.
I agree with Supernova. My recommendation for gaming on a $550 budget would be to build a desktop. You can get an i3 or a 965 for $100-$120, and a 7770 for $120 and run Skyrim and other games very well. Then piece the rest together with good brands and you can keep it under $550, however, if you truly NEED a laptop, this one should do with low settings.