I'd buy it with an extra stick of 4gb ram so it'd be a beast at gaming, the only problem is that graphics card, even though its good I want to still be able to play games at medium 3 years from now, I know it can play games like battlefield 3 on medium and that's good and all, but if anyone can find a better gaming laptop for under $800 can you post it here please.
I think the only thing that needs to be better is the graphics card because the current cpu is good enough for gaming
I found no notebooks under $800 with a better graphics card than that. The computer above me starts at $960 ($930 if you don't mind not using your credit card) because it doesn't come with an operating system standard. But it does have a 650m which could play bf3 on high.
Unless you really need a laptop I. E. traveling a lot, you shouldn't get a laptop for gaming.