My friend's in the US Navy, and he's looking to get a laptop today... he likes playing games on it, and wants to spend under $1000. he's going to get it from best buy or the like... everything that uses an intel CPU has an integrated GMA950 graphics card, or else they have amd cpu's with NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 or ATI RADEON XPRESS 1150. Are either of these cards any better than the 950, and is the 950 (what 90% of the laptops have) any good? also, if anyone knows how reliable the brands are, or, since everything seems to come with a GMA950, would he be better off getting a $500 laptop and another $500 laptop in a year or two? Is there a model anyone likes you can pick up from best buy, circuit city, or radio shack? I guess I should let you know what he wants to do on it... games, internet, and I think that's it... so screen size isn't really important. he wants to be able to burn DVD's, but nothing special.. We've both lived off of 256mb's of RAM on XP for a long time so everything with 512,1gig or 2gigs is fine..