I need a laptop for a digital art class I'm taking. It needs to be able to comfortably run Photoshop. If possible, it will also be a mobile editing station (reasonable work load). I use Vegas Pro 13. It needs to be as cheap as possible, but also reasonably speced. And, maybe some light gaming.
You can also look at the Toshiba Satellite family - I have a Satellite C55-C-173: it's really cheap + it's really lightweight and easily portable. Now, I don't know about light gaming, it has an Intel HD Graphics video card, but The Sims 2 didn't killed it yet, so? I use it mostly for design work as well, it's perfect for that. It doesn't look much with its matte plastic finish, but it's reasonably priced and perfectly good for type of work you do. Also, you can really look around the Satellite family, you might find something you like. Good luck with your search!