I would like to buy a laptop and have found 3 laptops fitting my specs and budget.
Firstly, my preferences are:
i5(2nd or 3rd gen), 4GB ram, 1TB , 2GB graphics.
I use it for gaming (low or medium settings ok), photoshop, low level video editing, autocad.
These are models:
ASUS K53SM SX010D
HP Pavilion G6 2313
Just throwing out there, the i5 is a bad pick - it's an i3 that's clocked 200 MHz higher and $200 more.
You're dealing with mobile parts, so keep in mind that the only way to get a quad-core CPU is to get an i7 that ends with "QM" - otherwise an i3 or an i7 is the way to go; the i5 is a waste, unfortunately.
Mobile IB i3 price range is $225-$250, the i5 price range is $225 to $276. But oems will put a bigger price difference. The i3 with 7670m is a $100 difference on that site and 100mhz (500mhz turbo on all cores or 700mhz on one core). I5 also have turbo. http://www.flipkart.com/hp-pavilion-g6-2231tx-laptop-3r...
Always go with the best GPU then CPU second. If you want a descent gaming laptop, get a i7 and a nvidia 650m or AMD 7000 series based GPU nothing less. With a SSD. Samsung gamers series, Asus G75, or Alienware M14x to name a few.