Thanks for replying.
I actually found another laptop with better specs than the Dell and the HP.
It's the Asus n61jq
It has 4 gb ram (dd3)
Radeon 5730 (which is supposedly a spruced up 5650)
What's your opinion on Asus laptops? This one seems really great for the money. The screen has a somewhat low resolution of 1366 x 768, but I don't mind because my current (rip) vaio has a res of 1280 x 800. It also has usb 3.0 and an hdmi port, so I could always hook up my full hd lcd.