What about the Acer Aspire AS5740-6491? It has a 15.6 inch screen, dedicated graphics card, and 500 GB of storage. I think it fits most, if not all, of your specs. It is also very affordable at only $699.
You can check out all the specs here: http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/pc-scout/laptop-details.aspx?pcid=67994dbd-eb1f-df11-b9f9-02bf9d3bf32a. I hope it will be a good fit!
I hope this was helpful!
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
my son is going to college next year and he wants to get a laptop. i wanted to know if anyone can help me out and choose a laptop based on the specs he wants below. good customer service and reliable products are of the utmost importance.
Processor: Intel Core i5 processor
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Memory: 4GB (minimum)
Graphics: Preferably dedicated graphics card (for playing games every once in a while)
Display: LCD 14"-15.6"
Hard Drive: 250GB-500GB
Optical Drive: Internal or tray-load DVD+/-RW
Battery: 6 Cell and up (most battery life without huge battery attachment)
Camera: Integrated Webcam with Integrated Microphone
Wireless: Wireless-N Mini-Card (possibly N+ if available)
Media CArd Reader
Thanks again for your help