no 200-300 dollar NEW laptops can run maplestory at it's worst (when it's ram usage is at a all time high) let alone a VM. I believe that maplestory doesn't work with VM anymore. I tried it recently and it didn't work. and my computer has 16gbs of ram. so....... yahh. 200-300 dollar laptops are either really bad or they're chrome books
I'm using a Toshiba satellite though, as a secondary computer/ school computer. It costs like 500 bucks and it runs it real nice.
Minimum specs would lie around and having a i5/quad core variant and at least 4gb ram. I would say 8gb ram would be recommended but these specs go for about 500 to 600. Honestly could probably run on an i3 but things would be so laggy and crashing would occur often. My i5 lappy runs fine 8gb ram with dual client using VMware but stopped working many months ago and so I just left it.