I'd also not buy a pure "gaming" laptop but a decent $600 (USD) that can run wow level games on decent settings. Blowing a fortune on a laptop is never wise because you can always get a better desktop rig for the same price.
I am completely unable to distinguish a computer in the $500-700 range that can run WoW on okay settings from one that is utter crap. I'd like to buy one for the utility and occasional doing 2 things at once (PC I have + laptop I want), but don't know enough to tell a good one from a bad one. I don't know which video cards are worth using, for example.
Any tips, or a few links to some that might be sufficient?
EDIT: i only have 99 posts i dont spend my time trolling forums. if a warrior plays intelligently and doesnt wear tons of pve gear and/or tunnel a target mindlessly doing nothing but spamming damage, then they will not die easily at all to a spell cleave