Looking for a Laptop around $600
So my brother has an old Sony Vaio laptop and he is looking to get a new one on/around Black Friday/Cyber Monday. And I have been delegated to figure out which one to get.
The laptop will be used for word processing, web browsing, movies, and he wants to use it for some (what I would call) light gaming. The games would be like Madden, NBA 2K11, MLB 2K11 but nothing like Crysis or anything. I think a 512 MB card should be enough but more is always better. I think it would be nice to have one that has the switchable graphics (like the Intel & Nvidia systems) for better battery life. I personally prefer Intel CPUs but he doesn't really have a preference either way. I am not to much up on the current CPUs for laptops but I think maybe an i series Intel with 2 cores should be good but I am not sure what you can get for his budget. A DVD burner would be nice (I'm not sure if burners are standard now for laptops or not) but maybe not required (I can ask him for sure). I think 4 GB should be enough RAM and I am not sure how big of a HDD he wants but it should be at least 500 GB.
He also said that he doesn't want it too be a really bulky design and wants it to be more streamlined/stylized. I still need to ask him what size screen he wants but I think a 15" should be ok.
His budget is $600 and he could maybe go up to $625. And I will be paying attention to the Black Friday ads for laptops and asking about ones that I see. And feel free to suggest ones a little over budget because they may be on sale on Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
Thanks in advance for the help!