The only thing that holds it back from gaming is the GPU.
I am going to buy a core duo laptop and i have been searching for a while now. I was thinking of buying a Dell but then decided to check out apple's line. I am going to get their macbook this looks to be a very good computer. It is upgradeable to 2.0ghz, 120gb, 2gbram, and a dvd burner. If you are a gamer I dont recomend it but it seems to be a good midlevel computer.