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Check dealnews. They frequently have coupon codes for Dell outlet and HP dv6 and dv7 quad laptops. I see HP laptops on dealnews all the time with i7s, 8gb ram, radeon 7690m's, and blu ray for right around $800. I think those generally come with 1366x768 displays, but they are upgradeable to 1920x1080.
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you dont want 1080p for a gaiming laptop.......you want 1600x900 for 17in+ and 1366x768 for 15in and smaller. Because GPU's in laptops are poor
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I of course agree with the Lenovo outlet suggestion. The ASUS G series are great for what you get though. I would prefer a G53 over a G74, but they both are monsters in terms of size.
   
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http://dealnews.com/HP-dv7-tqe-Intel-Core-i7-Quad-2.2-GHz-17-Blu-ray-Laptop-for-800-free-shipping/545320.html

HP dv7tqe
i7 2670QM
8GB RAM
Radeon 7470M
1600x900 display
750GB 5400RPM HDD
Blu-ray optical drive
$799 w/ free shipping


I'd say some pretty essential upgrades would be the gpu to the Radeon 7690M (+$75), and the HDD to a 7200RPM drive (+$20). With those upgrades, it comes to $894.99. A friend of mind just got one of these with a 6770M (the 7690M is a rebadged 6770M with 100Mhz higher clock), and I have to say, it's a VERY nice laptop for the money.

Look on youtube for some gameplay videos of the 6770M to see how it performs in popular games. I've been very impressed with it.
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