Older games that run on Vista would be ok, anything new just forget it. Laptop graphics are poor and thats what the problem is. The rest of the spec is nice enough its the graphics that will stop you playing games and theres nothing you can do about that. There was a list going the rounds with games listed on it that run fine on Vista but I don't have a link to it. If someone else can provide it and you go for games that are not graphically demanding most of them will run.
Im not really looking for high graphic quality games, thanks for the link beb half life 2 should run fine if I get latest drivers for this, anyone know good websites for drivers for intel graphics cards and sound cards?