Thanks DW, I'll look at the thread.
Also, I visited the Best Buy nearby and what the workers there recommended to me was the following laptop:
Intel® Core™ i5-520M Processor 2.40 GHz 3M Intel Smart Cache PGA988
320GB 7200RPM SATA300 Hard Drive
Intel® PM55 Chipset Mainboard
4GB (2GBx2) DDR3-1333 SODIMM Memory
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1GB GDDR3 VRAM PCIe Video (NB-349-VC)
It's about 880$ and runs Windows 7. Also, Tricky, as you suggested, it's 2+ ghz.
One thing I like about this laptop is it comes with a mouse...I can't play games on those touchpads whatsoever. >_>
Suggestions or comments would be much appreciated, as usual.