Actually, I have to disagree with jay here... this laptop does meet the minimum requirements for this game. The AMD Radeon HD 6520G is actually slightly above the Intel HD 3000, which is the minimum requirement.
So yes, you should be able to run the game on this laptop, at lowest settings.
(by the way, I took the liberty of moving this thread to our Hardware section)
I'm going to post up a few more if you don't mind telling me if those will work.
Or if you can show me some laptops around $350-$400 anywhere and ill buy one.
I'll leave that for our regular 'hardware experts'... we have some people in the US area who will be better at finding the best possible setup for that money. All I can tell you myself is if a specific setup will or will not pass the minimum requirements
I did searching for a little, for refurbished or clearance PCs, and it seems that if you bump your budget from $400 to $500 you can get a lot satisfying product. There are a few Intel HD3000s in the low $400s but I don't see many.
If you are buying a laptop just to play the game, and you shoot for the minimum beta specs of a game that may change by launch... you may end up buying a paperweight. Also an expansion may come out and change the specs, unlikely but you never know.
I hate to tell people that the budget is a bit too low, but yours seems to be even for refub computers. Ideall you want a dual core 2.0ghz (but hopefully more) with a GFX card that has a little more beef than just a standard HD 3000. Preferable discrete gfx or switchable graphics.
It's a a little over the $400 price tag you've set ($470) but it will game a lot better than the laptop from walmart.
The ebay seller seems to have really good ratings so it is probably trustworthy, a laptop with 7690m graphics should be able to play guild wars 2 on medium settings with no problem. The CPU isn't incredible, but its a good value for the price. The first generation A series APU's from AMD are phenom II cores built on a 32 nm process but without l3 cache. They are downclocked for low power consumption but have turbo core which overclocks the cpu when its under load so while gaming it'll be over 2 ghz.
Just don't plan on gaming away from a wall socket, laptops with dedicated graphics cards have shorter battery life and so you'll want to be plugged in when gaming.
Last edited by Kenjitamura; 06-12-2012 at 11:28 AM.