Hey guys, I'm looking for a laptop under 1,000 bucks (my computer died). I don't play a whole lot of new games I just need one to run Warhammer Dawn of war 2 and mabey Star craft 2 as well. I was thinking of this HP ENVY M6 15.6" Laptop - Black (AMD A8-4500M / 750GB HDD / 8GB RAM / Windows 8) : 15" Laptops - Future Shop I have no knowlege of the laptop world.
I'm not really a fan of the laptop for gaming solution. In my opinion it is usually better to get a dedicated mobile device (netbook, tablet or whatever) and a dedicated desktop. You won't have to pay as much for your gaming hardware, it'll be more comfortable to work at home and while you are moving about you won't have to carry around heavy battery-eating hardware.
For 500 you should get good entrance level devices in both cases, especially if you can salvage anything from your old PC.