Hi everyone. I came here to help shop for a laptop for my friend. The price range is $200-400 dollars USD. All they said is that they want to be able to play Skyrim and Garry's Mod on Medium-High Settings. Now I know high settings for Skyrim is not possible in this price range, but what about medium? Also, to help the costs, I am searching for a used laptop. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!
You can find some in the 600 dollar range that will play it on medium
your best bet is used/refurbished that has at least the GeForce GT 550M dedicated graphics card or AMD Radeon HD 7670M or better
both those cards should be able to play it on medium
finding a desktop would be a much more feasible task in that price range
edit: chudddds has a good recommendation with that refurbished on newegg, reading the feedback, a user claimed to play skyrim at 50-60 fps at high, though he says he overclocked the cpu to 2.0/2.4 ghz from the stock 1.4.