I should have mentioned that I only use headphones, I don't plan on using speakers on the laptop. Also I've kind of changed what I want. I want to be able to play Left 4 Dead "smoothly". I'm not an eye candy gamer, I don't care what games look like as long as it's smooth and consistent...low with 100 FPS is better than high with 30 FPS. My friend suggested the ASUS F8 V8Va-c1. Although that one is a bit high right now, I won't be buying this laptop until about late January.