I'm looking to get a new laptop for school work and mild gaming (nothing intensive, just your Fifa 12 or Need4Speed once in a while) for $500 max. Can anyone recommend any pre-built laptops with decent specs in that price range for me; I'm a student and a bit broke.
I collected a laptop off the lenovo factory outlet site with an AMD E450 for $320. E450 will do LIGHT gaming. Look for an a6 or a8 based fusion processor to do a bit better. Anything with intel and no video card won't game. Anything with intel and a discrete card will be > $500.
Check also Betbuy, walmart, HP outlet, etc. They all have overstock and sales.
IdeaPad U400 - Refurbished Outlet price:$896.01
Outlet sale price:$716.81
Part number: 0993XB1
Processor: Intel Core i5-2450M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)( )
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English
Display: 14.0" HD WXGA (1366 X 768) LED Backlight w/ Camera"
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 6470M
Memory: 8GB (2 X 4GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM SODIMM Memory
Hard Drive: 500GB, 5400RPM Serial ATA 2.5" Hard Drive
Optical Drive: DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer