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Help me pick a laptop - Thin, light, can handle modern games?

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I'm looking for a laptop for my gf (and me). She will be using it mostly for work (Citrix - usually drafting/reviewing multiple documents) and general web surfing. I'll be using it mostly for random web surfing and light gaming. Ideally the laptop can handle something like WoW smoothly. Right now she's using a really small, light dell with onboard graphics that she got from her previous employer. I think it's got a 12 inch screen and is probably 3 years old. It's apparently incompatible with any 3d game. Are there any laptops that will be similarly light and thin (we travel a lot) but can also smoothly handle new-ish games without putting out too much noise and heat? I don't have a set budget but could probably convince her to go for any choice that isn't absurdly expensive. I've been out of the hardware game for a long time so I apologize for the noobish questions. Thanks


EDIT - Found 2 options I like, below.
Edited by Mrip541 - 12/16/12 at 2:06pm
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I spent some time looking around and came up with a Vaio S series with a 640M LE. Not a great vid card but enough to play most games at low/medium settings and it's thin and relatively light. Thoughts?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834127875
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I think it'll be either the Sony above or an Acer Aspire.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215392

The Acer has a $100 rebate for the next couple days that makes it pretty hard to pass up.
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Ordered a Vaio S. Thanks for the help. lol.
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Originally Posted by Mrip541 View Post

Ordered a Vaio S. Thanks for the help. lol.
No one made any suggestions because Gaming laptops typically aren't thin and light and if they are they overheat. What you are looking for just typically just doesn't work out.
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That VAIO doesn't seem to fit 2/3 of your criteria..
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No one made any suggestions because Gaming laptops typically aren't thin and light and if they are they overheat. What you are looking for just typically just doesn't work out.

This.
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