There is no gaming laptop I've found that gets that many hours of battery TIME. The battery life is the usual 300 or so charges so if you did use such on battery you incur an almost yearly battery replacement.
Any low end GPU will be no more than a battery sucking disaster and I was being kind here.
Try this. Look at getting a laptop for your school needs and leave games on your console and/or desktop.
I'm for a laptop to bring to lectures, do some basic photoshop and advanced music composition, and occasional gaming. To make it simpler to read here's what I'm looking for:
- Needs to be light, not too thick, and looks stylish
- Needs to have a moderately good graphics card (no need for high end) since the games I want to try are mostly newer (2006+) games, like Assassin's Creed, Resident Evil 5, Mafia 2, etc, but LOW to MEDIUM settings with no lag is ok, NO NEED FOR HIGH SETTINGS
- Needs to have at least 2-3 hours of battery life with MS Word + Firefox + Powerpoint + Adobe Reader (etc) running
- A 15-16 inch screen
- Preferably can be bought from shops in Canada such as Best Buy and Future Shop
- Preferably under $1000
Brands I'm leaning towards are Sony VAIO and Asus. Lots of friends have Sony VAIO, and the white model looks really stylish, but not sure about its price and specs.