It's depressing to read laptops specs that are better than those of my current desktop computer. I'm running Linux Mint 13 on a system with these specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz CPU
2GB DDR2 RAM
G31 Express Integrated Graphics
Perfectly fine for standard computer use but awful for anything more than that. Gaming is a no on this computer as you'd probably expect with the lack of dedicated graphics card. It is a low end Dell that we got a good few years ago now, so you wouldn't really expect it to be much by today's standards.
Hopefully in a few weeks time I'll be able to come back to this thread and post some specs that compete with some of you guys computers. I have plans to build a gaming desktop after my birthday.