So, I'm going to be moving out soon and I'm in need of getting a laptop for school work, along with some light gaming on the side, as any notebook with a GPU powerful enough to run Skyrim would exceed my budget. What I want in a notebook: - A 2nd Gen Core i5 - Ability to run programs such as PJ64, ePSXe/Xebra, Snes9x, Splinter Cell (all five...pretty much anything at this level of GPU/CPU intensity). - Anything from the Asus, Acer, HP, Sony, Lenovo or Sager/Clevo line. Other brands such as PowerPro, I never heard of, but look nice nonetheless. - My current budget is somewhere between $600 to $900 USD. Too broad of a range, I know. What I don't want: - A GPU with the nefarious Optimus, as I've seen nothing but complaint after complaint on how it switches to the Intel IGP at the wrong time and doesn't switch back to the nVidia side at all. I am well aware that not all nVidia GPUs use Optimus. - Do not want an AMD/ATI GPU. This bias is due to having bad experiences with them in the past, many people swear that their drivers are flaky at best, while others swear they are the better than nVidia. I've been using nVidia since 2000 and never had major issues with their GPUs. - Dells I tend to avoid like the plague. This is has to do with the time I worked in their Small-Medium Business tech support; I developed a hatred due to their unreliability and overall instability. Some notebooks I'm considering: PowerPro J515 (no Windows installation) - http://tinyurl.com/cdnkrfz Xplorer X6-7200 (comes w/Windows 7 Home 64-bit) - http://tinyurl.com/7lovkqf Sager 5160 (no Windows) - http://tinyurl.com/7asb9k7 Is it possible to have a notebook that doesn't have an Intel GPU but doesn't suck at playing emulators/some PC games at the same time?