I'm looking for advice on a light gaming/general use laptop for around $600 US, I would like to be able to run games like minecraft very well on max, then be able to play other games like left 4 dead, amnesia, and also be able to run the dolphin emulator great. I would prefer windows 7 but windows 8 is okay too. I want it to be 15.6 inches but I'm flexible on that, battery life doesn't really matter. Thanks for any feedback!
the asus G46VW is an amazing machine and you can find it on ebay for around 600-700 (manufacturrer refurbished, which is basically new) .
the Y570 can handle anything you'll throw at it at acceptable FPS, including bf3. so i think it'll max out minecraft unfurtunatly, this is the best i can offer you unless you'll up your budget or go with a used laptop. there aren't many "gaming" laptops for 600$. hope i helped!