Looking for a gaming laptop


Dec 22, 2010
This laptop is for a 10 year old (christmas gift)
He would like to run League of Legends and possible WOW (im ok with low settings)
I am not sure if it is possible, but my price range is $500 or less
I would be OK with refurb
Please include a link if you find one

If a laptop cant happen, then how about a desktop with a monitor for the $500 or less budget.

Laptop - hardly. Desktop would be very doable.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: PNY Optima 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: PNY Optima 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: HP 2211x 21.5" Monitor ($117.00 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $509.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

There are some laptops that cost below $500, but they usually don't include neither a graphics card (that is needed for games) nor an operating system. For $500, you can get a desktop with decent low end GAMING graphics card, which means your 10 old will be able to play games and not just surf the internet which is teasing him with gameplay videos, a nice monitor with full HD resolution and 64 bit Windows.