I honestly always choose to shy away from used/refurbished laptops because they are not like desktops where you can simply replace a part if they are damaged. You're buying an entire system that can only last so long, so usually I'd prefer brand new laptops so I know I have the warranty for it and feel more comfortable with buying something that has less a chance of being dysfunctional.
Moving forward with what you are asking, what is your budget? We cannot help you if you do not even have a set price limit along with preferences in the laptop via resolution, processor, storage, etc.
Any preferred sites or brands? etc.
Just know that laptops are A LOT more expensive than desktops and you are not getting the performance you could get with a desktop. Personally, for gaming I would elect to get a desktop but if you really want to emphasize a laptop, here are some suggestions:
The best laptop for gaming under $600:
The best gaming laptop under $1k (I'm pretty sure 90% of people would suggest this):
Thank you, that first laptop you linked is almost perfect, a little more then I was wanting to spend but I think I may just end up getting that.. however.. is there gaming pcs that I could get that would be better, with that 600 dollar price tag? I don't NEED a laptop, I just prefer a laptop because I am not home all the time, so gaming on the go is always a plus, but if I could get a more powerful pc for around that price, I would probably be willing to do that. The thing is though, I really cannot go above 600 dollars. And sorry, did not even think to list my budget. My budget I guess I would say is 400-600, with 600 being the very most I really want to spend. And yeah, I am kind of iffy on refurbished ANYTHING, but I was just thinking refurbished could get me more bang for my buck power wise.
After doing heaps of research, I have always come back to that Acer laptop. The performance you get from a laptop is minimal compared to a desktop, where you can get so much more power from. If you DO want a laptop, I'd go with an acer. If not, I would invest in a desktop where the performance would be worth every dollar. You can't necessarily find a gaming laptop in the price range you want, but that is definitely your best option.
If you're willing to spend money on a desktop, then you can actually be fine buying used parts because if it doesn't work properly you can easily swap it out. Plus, with desktops, you can always upgrade parts and easily do maintenance/repairs.
In my gaming rig, I actually bought a used graphics card and monitor and it all worked properly.
I actually just sold my gaming rig a few days ago to downgrade to a laptop (I'm a college student and I NEED portability).. my rig was ~$1000 and I was able to max out every game I played (ie. BF4, all my steam games, etc).
With the laptop I'm getting that's ~$950, I can just barely max out steam games ie. CS:GO & Dota 2, but no way in hell play BF4 at max with a flirtatious fps.
For a $600 desktop, you should definitely look at used parts.. but don't forget about the operating system and peripherals!
IF YOU DO DECIDE TO GET A LAPTOP THAT IS USED
, look at Amazon and make sure you get it from Amazon Warehouse. I've got a bunch of computer parts from there used, and they were basically brand new except for the boxes that they came in (which were typically opened or had a bit of damage on the outside, but no effect on the inside products).