Back to school and need a laptop

i need advice to which laptop should i buy, i dont have much money so im looking for one that is under $400 with a powerfull processor and decent graphic.

Try netbooks if you don’t need an optical drive or already have an external available.

I don’t know if you’ll be able to get such a powerful laptop for 400$. But there is a deal on this Lenovo right now, - lenovo G550(2958-9PU) NoteBook Intel Pentium dual-core T4500(2.30GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW Intel GMA 4500M

i’d say an actual laptop is gonna be better than a netbook

do you have a good computer and the laptop is just for school: go netbook

are you trying to play just emulators as well: hope you can find a laptop

are you trying to play mid-end games: you need a bigger budget

are you trying to play high end games: not happening with any laptop