Lenovo z580. http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptop/lenovo-ideapad-z580.aspx http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/859489/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Z580-59350984-Laptop-Computer/ His meager budget for this laptop is around five hundred. He is saving up for it and has more than enough in his savings account but we aren't going to let him deplete that. With his Christmas cash he usually gets, he will be right at the five mark that he can spend on his new system. He wants an I5 processor. He wants to play games on it but nothing too taxing on a laptop. Medium to low settings would be fine. He has a PS3 that he uses for games and this would be more for things like Slender and such.....things I know very little about. Since my Lenovo netbook has been nothing but stellar, I figured I would stick with this brand and he loves my Lenovo as well...now that I have dumped some of the bloatware and tossed in 8gb of ram. So I know a tad about computers....just enough to be dangerous. Things I have read lead me to believe that this might be a good starter lappy for him and it is within his price range. No good? Be brutally honest if there is an issue. I have read that most gamer's entry laptops are in the four figure mark (Alienware, MSI, etc.) but I don't think I would let him spend that kind of money on his first one. He is delicate with his stuff and I think he will treat it right but my luck I let him spend a grand on it and he would drop it in a full bathtub. lol He has just hit the teen years so letting him buy one for five bills would't worry me as much as a grand. Thanks in advance for tips and other suggestions.