I dont care about the brand but I need a good laptop thats under or 460$
It must have the next gen Intel i3 or i5, a 320 GB or a 500 GB hard drive with 2GB of ram and with good battery life.
i love my acer aspire one 722, check out some reviews. it can play oblivion with no lag, so its decent.
I recommend ASUS for the best with your reason. Open ASUS website, choose Notebook, and Download ASUS Product Guide, you'll see the price and choose the right one is good for you.
ASUS is the best i think, not expensive and the quality you can read it on ASUS Product Guide, my Notebook is ASUS too :)
Go for the HP Probook 4535s it has a AMD A6 3420m apu, I have one and it's awesome I can run games like Saints Row: The Third andd CoD: Black Ops on medium quality w/o lagging, SR detects that my laptop can run it on high but then it lags a little, hope it helps. BTW my cost R4800 thats about 572.19 US$
Check here http://www.squidoo.com/best-laptop-under-500
One of the cheaper Toshiba Satellite laptops may be a good option. You can also check out our site here, we discuss laptops in that price range.
For your budget, a Lenovo G570 43349LU, is your best bet http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246308 i3 processor, 4gb of ram, 500gb hard drive, 4hr battery life. It will handle typical workloads, like web browsing, hd video, light gaming, office etc very well.
Also check Lenovo's website, they frequently have great deals on their web store http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:expandcategory?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087¤t-category-id=0549C687E3D24BBD998B20D96BBB1281
Third generation Core i laptops aren't yet available, so you'll have to wait if you want one, also depending on what you're using it for (that information will be helpful), you may be better off waiting for AMD to release their new Trinity apus.
Intel processor are expensive, and $460 dollars is low for a i3 or i5.
The closes I could find was a Asus refurb model, i3 2.2 gHz, 4gb DDR3, 500gb. $369
Also, here is a HP with a AMD A6 APU 2.3 gHz, 4 GB DRR3, 500 GB $429
The AMD A6 APU (CPU and Graphics mixed into one) is great, I have one for my lower budget gaming machine and love it. Not Blazing but definitively gets the job done.
The Fujitsu Lifebook SH531 would do it.
I typically just build my own. It is always much cheaper. For laptops I typically go with high end because I need screen real estate. I can't stand tiny screens or keyboards!
I think Trinity is what you may be looking for. The OpenCL capabilities even surpass the best i7 in some computational tasks.
If you wait until around September/August, you may find better deals on laptops, although I've seen really good low-end deals recently from Lenovo. However, while Lenovo is OK, it's generally a better idea to buy Toshiba or Asus models.
For the money, in my opinion, the best deal is from Fry's:
At $347, it's a good deal, although last week I saw similar specs, from Asus (a better manufacturer) going for $330. Anyway, Lenovo is decent quality and Core i3 on a laptop offers both performance, good battery life and relatively lower heat production.
Lenovo also has two other low-end models on sale. Both are Celeron dual cores with good overall performance:
The link above is for a G570. Its CPU is about 30% slower than the Core i3 model (at the top). However, it's priced at $330.
The above link is for the cheapest I could find. It has a lower end Celeron (which is half the power of the Core i3 model at the top), but the price is hard to beat.
By "next gen" do you mean third generation? Because those are not yet available as Intel i3/i5.
If you mean the second generation, I recommend looking at the HP g6, Toshiba Satellite L755D and ASUS A53/K53 models. Don't be afraid to go with an Intel Pentium if that's all you can afford.
You won't be able to get amazing battery life on that budget unless you go netbook / budget ultraportable.