That same question comes up weekly if not more often. See what is written there but... For a gamer that's a little slim. If you consider that Vista might be on this laptop and you need 2GB to get on par performance with XP on 512M to 1GB then your budget is very slim.
My son will be going off to college this fall. We have never purchased a laptop. I'm looking for recommendations for PCs brands for around $1000 to $1200. I want something reliable and can take being moved around. He wants that plus good gaming abilities. Any help is apprecitated.