Need help choosing laptop/brand

1. What is your budget?
$500-$550

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
13-16

3. What screen resolution do you want?
As good as I can get

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable

5. How much battery life do you need? Doesn't really matter.
4+ hours

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop?
SC2 on LOW with 100+ fps, CS:GO on LOW with 100+fps(if possible for either, not crucial)

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop?
School, lot's of computing/general use.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
Only ~100GB. Would prefer a fast HD over size.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
www.bestbuy.ca
www.futureshop.ca
www.ncix.com
www.tigerdirect.ca

Any Canadian site/big store.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
3+ years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD drive

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.
Not sure, not much experience with any specific brands

13. What country do you live in?
Canada

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I'd mostly like it to perform high FPS on sc2/cs:go with a decent monitor(my old laptop had a really ugly display, so even if I ran games it looked really terrible to play any of them on it)

The ones I'm looking at right now are
http://www.amazon.ca/HP-Pavilion-G6-2090ca-15-6-Inch-Notebook/dp/B008EDXVH4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346942492&sr=1-1

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-15-6-laptop-featuring-amd-quad-core-a8-4500m-processor-m6-1048ca-silver-m6-1048ca/10208050.aspx?path=d4121ccd5b29fc33f8761e542eba36deen02

If anyone could compare them for me or give me a better alternative I'd appreciate it
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  1. I think i found you a great option:

    http://www.amazon.ca/HP-Pavilion-G7-2030ca-17-3-Inch-Notebook/dp/B008A4X5IC/ref=pd_cp_ce_1/185-7138987-5732209

    The GPU on this model is actually a pretty strong one. you would be able to play Starcraft 2 on Medium settings.
  2. AlanWarrick said:
    I think i found you a great option:

    http://www.amazon.ca/HP-Pavilion-G7-2030ca-17-3-Inch-Notebook/dp/B008A4X5IC/ref=pd_cp_ce_1/185-7138987-5732209

    The GPU on this model is actually a pretty strong one. you would be able to play Starcraft 2 on Medium settings.

    The main reason I don't like that one is the size, I want something around 15inches 17 is a bit to big

    Is this one worth it? http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-15-6-laptop-featuring-amd-quad-core-a8-4500m-processor-m6-1048ca-silver-m6-1048ca/10208050.aspx?path=d4121ccd5b29fc33f8761e542eba36deen02
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