I often get ask, “what is the best gaming laptop for a gamer on a budget?” Thinking about it my best answer depends on what you mean by a budget. What I have seen some people do is to buy the best dell and max it out with as much RAM as they can, put an Alien ware sticker on it and start gaming.
If you want a 17 inch screen try the Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7380 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop, you may be on a budget but this is not a compromise.
This laptop has what all of us who max out our laptops with graphics love to see, a powerful Intel Core i5 processor and a built for graphics-intensive apps NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M processor. The second-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor known as “Sandy Bridge”, is a breakthrough in digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. If you want to do video processing or other work that requires computer power and then be able to jump into a 3D game then this is the laptop for you.
There are laptops that come with powerful graphics cards, powerful processors and back lit key boards and colorful cases with fancy stickers on them. This is great, but there a lot of times when I need to take my laptop and have it look like it is only for business. When business is over I need a great gaming computer. When I get a new computer I take my old one, max out the RAM, put some gaming stickers on it and give it to my nephew. He loves them because my old business computers are faster than his gaming computers and he knows they can handle any games he has. So, put a sticker on it and call it a gaming computer.
Or you might check out the Alienware AM11X.
If you want something portable and a 14 inch screen size is not too small then the Dell Inspiron 14Zs are a good buy. Keep in mind it is 14 inches of High Definition, LED-backlit display at 1366 x 768 resolution that looks like greatness. I do not recommend buying it for 3D games, there are better laptops for 3D. It comes with a great processor, the Intel Core i3-2330M Processor Dual-Core at 2.2GHz with a 3MB Cache was built for processing graphics. All this and at a great price.