If you are a casual gamer and don't dive heavy into games super sensitive on latency you might want to look into Shadow PC. It is essentially a remote virtual machine of windows 10 that is optimized for gaming. It does come with a subscription of course but the good news is you actually own your games and can use your current steam library etc. You also can pay for a month at a time if your play is not consistent saving the fee on months you don't plan on playing. You can play on a good tablet if you wanted to. As far as A laptop AMD has partnered with almost every major Laptop manufacture for a new line of Ryzen 3000 laptops. They will be hitting the market starting on the 7th. You will likely see a lot better battery life etc on those systems than the Intel alternatives. If you buy used realize that you will not have any screen warranty and depending on the age will have to deal with a battery that may have sub optimal performance or life span. After computex a lot of new laptops will be hitting the market so you might want to wait a month if not for the increased flow of used laptops that will likely hit the market with the launch on the 7th.