Need cheap gaming laptop

1_What is your budget?
$700

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
I don't care, as long as it isn't a monster.

3_What screen resolution do you want?
Don't care

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
hybrid between both

5_How much battery life do you need?
2-3 hours is fine

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
I want to be able to play games two years from now on low setting between 20-30 frames

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Watching movies, programming games

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
at least 250 gigs

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
amazon or newegg

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
3-4 years

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
disc burner

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
Like Asus and Dell, don't like Acer or Gateway

13_What country do you live in?
US
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  1. I know you don't like Acer but this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115796
    is the best laptop you can get that can play games fine.
  2. Hmm...
    I guess I'll look into it, but I heard that Acer's customer service is awful. BTW, should I try and get this one?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220715&cm_re=260m-_-34-220-715-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3640576&SID=skim525X832

    It's a Asus and I heard somewhere the 260 M was really good.
  3. Yes that's also good and has a more powerful VGA,the battery life will last about 1hr and 30 minutes though(lower than what you need)
  4. Hmm... Well, actually, I don't need that good of graphics, just something that will support DirectX 10 (Eleven would be nice too) and a good processor so my XNA game projects don't take 2 minutes to load.
  5. Then go with the Acer one that i linked,because i don't recommend anything lower than 5650 for gaming.
  6. It has an Intel HD VGA which is far less powerful than HD 5650M.
  7. Forgot to mention, it only needs to be able to play CoD 6 on med settings at 30-40 frames. (This is so I'll have longer battery life)
  8. So did you even check the Acer one ?
  9. Yeah, sorry if it sounded like I didn't. I just was wondering if it had enought battery life to match my requirements. Anyway, the Acer seems to have really good specs for the price, so thanks for pointing that out for me :)
  10. Yes it will last for about 3hrs(with general tasks i think)
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