My wife uses a gaming laptop for that. It's a HP dv7 with the Intel i7 (quad core cpu) and some 1GB ATI video solution.
For The Sims 3 to play well you can't avoid the gaming laptop but if you can put up with sluggish performance, don't get the usual 1GB Video solution in the laptop.
My faithful HP Pavilion is on her last legs, and it's time to get a new multi-tasking laptop. I want a machine that can do all the standard stuff, but that can also handle some light gaming such as The Sims 3 or the like. Nothing too heavy
I've got a budget of around $600, but with some cannibalisation of my old laptop, I'm sure I can go a hundred bucks or so higher. And yes, it *does* have to be a laptop :3
I'm looking at a Lenovo y560, but it's slightly out of my price range.
Any advice would be appreciated