Hey all! I'm not too versed with laptops as I've always favored custom desktops due to their better performance/price. However! I've had to "join the dark side" so to speak as I now have a need for a laptop for school. Because I spent most of my saved up, student-budget money getting an overkill gaming desktop that I adore (as you see in my sig) I am on a tight budget for this one.
For this reason, I have started looking at refurbished deals. My mother purchased a refurbished HP a few months ago, and it has performed absolutely flawless since, so I'm willing to save some moola going that route as well.
I do want to do some light gaming (not anything close to my rig) on this, though, in case I need to sleep somewhere weird (without my rig) or am at a friend's house. From benchmarks, the Intel Integrated Graphics 4000's performance on the new Ivy Bridge processors looks like enough power for a laptop for me.
However, as this is relatively new, I've been having trouble finding a refurbished laptop with HD4000. Does anyone know a good outlet or direct from manufacturer site where I can find more refurbished laptops so that I might find HD4000? I prefer HP over anything else (as my friend's dad is friends with their CEO and every HP I've used has been really nice/reliable), although I'm willing to be a little flexible so long as it is NOT Dell, I've had bad experiences with Dell haha.
EDIT: Oh, I should have specified. I'm trying to stay at or around USD $400. Hence the refurbished. I can flex a bit and maybe go $450 if that's what it takes, but I'm not loaded at this point in my life haha.