Originally Posted by djriful
A sub $1000-$1200 gaming laptop is quite tough unless you go for cheapy HP laptops.
Nevertheless about the branding. Alienware has a 13" just about $1k but you might want to hook up external monitor.
As for Asus, they are superb in quality built and services. Except the Brick AC.
If you dont mind a few missing features, they can be had. The best buy models come it at or below $1200 and are generally missing bluetooth, some hard drive space and a high res screen, which allows you to play at better framerates due to the lower resolution, and a year warranty instead of 2.
Ive had my bestbuy model running without issue for 2 years now. I'm happy with the purchase, just wish it was one of the new ones with a 560 in it. Haha.