SInce I'm the most "technical" of all my family, they have yet again relied on me to find a good deal on a laptop for another family member. Unfortunately it's been quite a while since I have bought/built a new PC so I really am not in the know when it comes to what is worth the money nowadays.
From what I've seen on here and other sites, I'm hoping for the laptop to have a quad core processor and hopefully an independent graphics card, as the person in question will be doing some gaming (i.e. Sims 3 and the like) but not any heavy gaming. HDD size doesn't matter too much so 250Gb would be plenty enough.
First of all, is there much point in wanting a separate graphics card (not onboard) and secondly, is there much point in wanting a quad core, as the dual-core laptops are pretty cheap nowadays?
The maximum budget is £400 so I've been told!
Any help or advice is much appreciated!