Best Laptop under $500?

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I wanna get a new laptop because the one I currently have is slow in my honest opinion and I've had it for a while.
I extremely doubt that its possible to get a "gaming" laptop for under $500. I wanna play games like Minecraft, Fallout, etc..
I would also like to run a PS2 emulator if possible! I wanna play my fav. PS2 games again.
I also want one that has a pretty good webcam.

Any suggestions?

I was looking at the ASUS U56E-BBL5 from Tigerdirect, Only thing I don't like is... The webcam. It's ****. >_>;
Asus U56E-BBL5 Refurbished Notebook PC - Intel Core-I5 2410M 2.3GHz, 6GB DDR3, 640GB HDD, DVDRW, 15.6 Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit at

BUT I found a $20 webcam which is pretty freaking good for the price.


Asus U56E-BBL5 Refurbished Notebook PC
Memory Type: DDR3

Total Memory Size: 6GB

Maximum Memory Supported: 8GB

Display Type: 16:9 LED Backlight (Slim type)

Screen Size: 15.6”

Processor Class: Core i5

Processor Brand: Intel

Processor Speed: 2.3GHz

Processor Number: 2410M

Lifestyle: Entertainment

Condition: Refurbished

Operating Systems: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Platform: Laptop

Capacity: 640GB

HDD/SSD Drives Included: 1x 640GB

Hard Drive Speed: 5400 RPM


Optical Drive: DVD Super Multi Burner

Media Types: xD
Secure Digital (SD)
Memory Stick PRO
Multi Media Card Plus
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Memory Stick (MS)

Audio Description: Integrated Audio

Integrated Microphone: Yes

USB Ports (Total): 2 - USB 2.0
1 - USB 3.0

LAN Ports: 1 - RJ-45

Audio Out Jacks: 1 Headphone out

Microphone Jacks: 1

VGA Ports: 1

HDMI Ports: 1

Communications Description: Integrated LAN
Integrated Wireless LAN

Interface Type: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector
Integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet

Protocols: WiMAX

Mouse Type: Integrated Touchpad

Keyboard Type: Standard US Keyboard

Battery Type: 8-Cell Lithium-ion

Specification Notes: [1] To provide the most accurate specifications, the specifications listed are based upon the manufacturer's exact model specification as published on the manufacturer's website, and the manufacturer's product documentation.

Integrated Webcam: Yes

Webcam Resolution: 0.3MP
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Where's the mobility in your wishlist? All I see are games and webcam. You don't need a mobile computer for that, get a real PC. Way cheaper (or: faster per Dollar) and upgradeable (rather important for gaming).
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