This is my first laptop, build country is India.
I know I'm low on budget for a gaming laptop, I won't use this as my primary gaming device, so even if the games will run on medium settings it doesn't matter.
Other uses than gaming are web surfing, video and image editing, auto cad, 3dx max, maya...etc...
I have no brand preference, but the build quality should be nice.
Try the Acer AS5560-8480 its at $550 it has a AMD A8-3520M(Quad Core) Processor, a Integrated 6620G and a 500gb 5400 rpm hdd.