At the moment I am looking at getting a Dell Studio 15, but I think I could get something better for that price (or something equal at a cheaper price).
The requirements are:
3GB of RAM or more, maybe i'd let 2GB slide
A dual core/core2duo standard processor or better
A hard drive that isn't ridiculously small
Under £500, unless its slightly better than the Studio 15 I will list below.
A graphics card capable of running games like Fallout 3, Modern Warfare 2, Bioshock (You know the drill).
Here are the specs for the Dell Studio 15 I am considering, the important ones are marked:
######Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T4300 (2.1GHz, 800MHz, 1MB cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit- English
Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)
1 year of coverage included with your PC
McAfee® Security Centre - 15 Month Protection - English
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
FailSafe® Theft Protection - track and protect lost or stolen laptops - 30 days free trial
15.6in Widescreen High Definition (1366x768) WLED with TrueLife
######4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x2048]
500GB (5.400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
######512MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4570
Fixed Internal DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive including Software
Primary 6-cell 56 WHr Lithium Ion battery
Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b/g)
No Bluetooth Upgrade
2.0 Mega pixel Integrated Web Camera
Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
Any help that can be given would be appreciated a ridiculous amount, and I would shower you with as much rep as possible. Thank you!