Laptop to run games semi-decently for the £400 region

Hello,
I am looking to buy a new laptop to play Guild Wars 2 when it comes out as my current laptop really struggled during the beta. I am aware that the game will likely improve and look better but I still would like improved graphics etc.
Can you recommend any laptops? I was thinking going on dell outlet as that's where I got my old one.


        Inspiron 15R - N5110
Inspiron 15R - N5110
Processor: Intel Core i5-2450M (2.50 GHz, 3MB cache)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
6 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHZ (2 DIMMs)
750 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Display: 15.6in High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife
Graphics: 1 GB Nvidia GeForce GT 525M
English Genuine Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium (64Bit OS)
Wireless : Dell Wireless 802.11g/n + Bluetooth v3.0+HS Card
LCD Back Cover : Diamond Black Switch Cover [Switchable Lid]
6 Cell Primary Battery, 48W
That's £347 not including vat.
Any help would be appreciated
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  1. the hdd in that lappy is sllllloooooow... and will cause texture pop... in most games.
    the gfx will give you minimum settings in games like bad company 2 but will crumple in bf3.

    Inspiron 15R - N5110 has lots of different specs ranging from 2.1ghz cpu to 2.6ghz so make sure your getting the rite 1 but ask em if they can put in a 7200rpm 500gig hdd rather than the 5400rpm 750gig.
  2. laptops weren't mean for games .. expecially the cheaper ones. (besides the fact that i doubt you can even game on a desktop for £400)

    so you should ask yourself, do i want a laptop, or do i want a games machine?
  3. It won't let me edit the post but:


    I'm not expecting massive performance for the price, just want to spend my money wisely so I can play guild wars on low to medium with a half decent fps
  4. in that case your lappy should do what you want from it...
    as GW2 isnt particularly demanding with minimum requirements of a c2d 2.2ghz and a 7800gt for minimum. your listed lappy is easily x2 that performance.
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