I have been shopping for a laptop all month since my wife's decided to die.
I won't be getting this one, it just isn't quite what we need.
It is a decent looking machine though. Tiger Direct has the same laptop for about $40 more: Linky
A 17.3" screen is pretty massive. Mine is 15.4" and I wouldn't go any bigger personally. The resolution could also be better, but you won't find anything with a higher resolution screen until you get into the $1000+ price range with the exception of some of the Sony Vaio laptops.
I have an HP ProBook with faster parts all around, except the same graphics. The Intel HD Graphics 3000 is "integrated" but it's integrated directly on the CPU and runs very very well. It's not like the older integrated ships that were just soldered somewhere on the motherboard bus.
I can run a number of games, Portal, StarCraft2, Dungeon Defenders, with no discernible lag, but at a slightly lower resolution and missing a few lighting effects as compared to our real gaming machine.
It isn't a gaming machine, but you should be able to play casual titles without worry to much at least for a few years.
The only other downside is the 5400rpm HD. It will slow things down a bit compared to a 7200rpm drive or Solid State drive. Don't plan on replacing it with an SSD though. If you have that kind of money just put it towards a faster laptop.
The memory is upgradeable to 8GB. It comes with a 4GB + 2GB configuration so you would have to take out the 2GB chip and put in a 4GB chip. That would cost about $30.