News came out that Microsoft would be supporting used games. There is still uncertainty whether Microsoft would charge its own free for activation/deactivation and transfers which would squeeze GME's margins on used games.
Used games blocking is a red herring at this point. Short thesis right now hinges on the proliferation of digital distribution and streaming games. Yoshida has stated that all PS4 games will be available as a digital download. Free to play or other subscription models could further degrade GME's core used-games business and there is no way for them to replace the high margins that used-games provide. No backwards compatibility will also hurt used PS3/2/One game sales.
Sony and Microsoft both recognize that anti-used game measures at this point would be too anti-consumer so they are going the route of promoting digital distribution and streaming as a way to cut out some of the losses they incur from used game sales and capture higher margins.
Your laptop does not have better specs. I doubt your laptop is running an 8-core 64-bit CPU and a GPU that runs 1.84 TFLOPS....