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$800 better? , MacOS competiable
Thank you for the reply!!
This is my current laptop I am running WoW on, I am just looking to upgrade.
> 4 cores and 8 threads for the programs you'd need to run.
I have a separate work computer so I don't do much more than play WoW and stream Netflix or Youtube occasionally.
> I recommend upgrading(in this order)- motherboard(B350 or X370, former is cheaper)
I could probably add another 100 - 150 to the budget if I am going to get a noticeable difference in performance....
I have seen Windows 10 OS on USB for a lot cheaper on Ebay, is it not recommended to go that route?
You won't be able to get anything within that price range. I found this one under $800: [link]
Anything with a newer i5 or i7 CPU and 8 GB + or RAM should be fine for recording and streaming.
Forgot to mention- what are you planning to live stream and record? Streaming and gaming on the same PC, or separate? Or something not gaming related?
I'm not a troo gamer. I just like playing Overwatch. I got this for like $700 last Christmas and its been a fun ride. Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (6th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-6300HQ Processor up to 3.2GHz, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10) [link]
They are pretty cheap and offer a good balance between performance per dollar.
You can find this, then.
16GB of RAM? Why do you need that much? The only thing you'd really need is a boot SSD.
Thanks for the advice...I am looking to get a new laptop. Want to get back into game programming and I have a lot of free time at work, so looking to get a "gaming laptop" to use. I don't need anything too fancy, so far the best I've seen is this on amazon: [link]
But I will definitely take your recommendation and look at sager/clevo next. Thank you!
So, the OS is purely for preference, yes?
Check this guy out, and install Classic Shell. Your problem is gone. No need to overpay or experience driver difficulties for an older OS when there is a simple fix.
Try this for something that's reasonably priced! I can't find anything with chops like that for less than $950ish.
The Dell Inspiron i7559-763 is one of the best options for 800$, as it has specs comparable with laptops hundreds of dollars more expensive, including a quad-core Skylake i7, and a GTX 960m, AND a 1080p screen. I'd wait for reviews before buying though.
If you want the best for your money, I'd suggest getting this.
But if you drop your laptops a lot I'd suggest grabbing a case for it.
I have a question. I would like to buy this laptop, but sadly I don't have enough money to afford it before the preorder discount goes away. How soon should I expect the laptop to drop in price or go on a sale? I probably won't have enough money for a few months.
Damn I wish your budget is an extra $100 cuz this Inspiron 15 7000 at Amazon is pretty sweet. One of the few $800 laptop with a GTX 860M and brand new 6th Gen Skylake Core i5 QUAD Core processor (its a i5-6300HQ vs. typical i5-6200U found in many laptops in this price range). Anyhow will search around and get back to you in a bit... just food for thought for now.
Not sure if this is what you're looking for $800
Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK 15.6" Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M) with Windows 10
It has the newest 6th gen i5 quad core processor, 8GB ram (in one slot, so you can expand to 16GB easily), a 256GB SSD (with room for an additional drive, either another SSD or a slower 1 or 2 TB drive for storage).
At that price point, the SSHD is the best option if you have a lot of data. Otherwise at maximum maybe they will give you a 128 or 256 GB SSD. But probably it's a product on discount as well.
If you're interested:
Seems like this one is loved by everyone here
No dedicated gfx card, you want at least an 840/940m card with at least a quadcore i5 or dual core i7(with hyperthreading).
Stay away from laptops with 5400RPM hard drives. look at this dell. 960m and an SSD. Yes its a small SSD, but, the peformance for dollar is really good. THe cheapest 960 laptops ive seen are like a 150 more with out an SSD.
I got the dell inspiron i7559 that's currently on sale on amazon for 760 bucks. It's a great deal at the price. You might want to grab an extra hard drive and a stick or ram with it, which should bump the price up to 850ish. It's also still quite portable (1 inch thick), even though you say that's not an issue.
960m plays fallout 4 @ 1080p with a mix of high and medium settings.
That Aspire model you listed is a 17.3". I wouldn't recommend taking that to school because it would be heavy and cumbersome to carry around. I think they have a 15.6" model with a 960m though.
The Inspiron 7559 is okay. It gets good battery life (6-8 hours), but from the amazon reviews it sounds like the trackpad isn't the greatest. By the way, it's only $759 on Amazon with an SSD: [link]
The Sager is pretty good. You might want to check what kind of battery life it gets because that's pretty important if you plan on using it at school.
The 970m is a pretty big jump in performance, and it will increase the longevity of what games your laptop is capable of playing. The tradeoff (and it's a big one) is that most laptops with the 970 only get just a few hours of battery life, and some of the thinner laptops run pretty hot/noisy some of the time.
Check out this dell laptop at Amazon.
Is a bit cheaper than the one you posted, but it has a better 6th gen quad-core i5 processor. It also has the same video card as the one you posted, but with 2 GB more graphics card memory. The only drawback is that it has a SSD, which will fit a decent amount of games, but not an extensive library.
This dell laptop looks pretty dang nice for $800. The only thing I can see being a problem is the processor speed. Not sure what you're planning to do though.
Depending on processor, this is a competitive deal at $760: Dell, also 960M, i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz, 256GB SSD.
Any laptop with a 970M will definitely run you over $1000 (I'm guessing the best deals during black friday/cyber monday will run you $1100)
Sorry to drag this thread back up, but what about this new Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK?
It has the 960M but this has 4GB instead of 2GB. Same RAM. SSD is only 256gb, but that doesn't bother me so much because I have a fast external, so the extra speed is worth the size dropoff to me.
But here's where my knowledge is lacking: this has a 2.3 GHz Core i5 6300HQ. Compared to the Asus, which has a 2.6 GHz Core i7 4720HQ. Also, this is a Dell, which in general I don't trust as much as Asus.
Any thoughts on whether the downgrade in processor is worth the extra 2 GB in graphics? Edit: I just noticed that this is a Quad Core 6th generation i5 vs the Asus which has a Quad Core 4th generation i7. I don't know what this means.
So i'm getting a PC ([link]) for the first time in a long time. I've been using Macs for awhile but I started to feel that I wasn't getting the power for the money spent.
Anyway, i'm just wondering what I should do to set it up when i get it. For example, should I reformat the ssd or would it be possible seeing as I probably wont get a windows install disc?
4 core skylake i5, 4gb 960m, 1080p ips monitor, 256gb ssd, backlit keys, 802.11 ac wifi, nice 74WHr battery, 8gb ram. Upgradable to 16gb and you can add any 2.5 inch hdd or ssd.
Hey man ,what budget are you aiming for ? What games are you looking to play ?That would immensely help.
Now assuming you are looking for something in the range of that lap you posted ,there is no other lap better than this AFAIk.
Better processor ,better gpu
For higher budgets I suggest looking at clevo resellers like sager/xotic pc.
Also try r/suggestalaptop
This laptop looks like a great deal.
1080p IPS screen
SSD with an expansion slot for another SSD or a HDD(2.5 inch)
GTX 960M 4 GB VRAM
8 GB RAM with one open slot for later expansion
It also has an HDMI port
Has a ssd, you can add a 2.5mm 1tb later, fits all your requirements
Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK 15.6" Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M) with Windows 10 [link]
This thing: [link]
Your CAD will suffer slightly compared to a workstation card but at this price...
I am sorry.
Here is the link
This one is amazing (great build quality, skylake i5, 8gb ddr3 ram, 960m graphics ) , its just that when my friend offered a better - specs alienware for the same price . I couldnt resist the temptation. So i had to ask for your opinions.
If you can live with 15" buy this thing: [link]
Even if you don't like Dell it's very hard to argue with this price. You could if you want a bigger screen hook it up to an external monitor, but then you might as well buy a desktop.
i would like to know too, im thinking on getting this one: [link]
which is currently on sale, but dont know if its gonna be even cheaper on blackfriday or if its not even gonna be on sale
Not very tech savvy, how would these laptops compare in performance to this laptop for gaming and every day tasks. Trying to run say battlefont or fallout 4 as high as possible at under 1000. [link]
Alright listen, you will not be able to find an i7 AND an 960m in your price range while still having 4 hours of battery life, the technology is barely there.
Now here is what I do have for you, a 6th Generation i5 (perfectly fine for gaming and office needs) a 960m, 256 SSD, 8gb Ram, and 4+ battery life. All for 900
I am sorry if you REALLY need an i7 but using the laptop finder on Amazon it just wasn't giving me any results, and this laptop will be just as if not more capable then what you wanted. i7 is for people who generally do a lot of rendering or something anyways.
This ones plastic but it's a great deal for the specs. Id consider it. Also not many laptops are made of metal. Although your budget is large enough to get a metal gaming one.
I have the same question as well. I'm debating between this or the DELL that was recently released.
My main concerns are the differences in power for the CPU and battery life for typing notes and whatnot. I haven't really seen what the ASUS can do, but I have read up on the DELL quite a bit, and it seems like it has a better battery life. My other concern is the power brick size and weight. Other than that, I'm really leaning towards the Dell. I'm also hoping to get over 200 fps in CS in one of these lol.
And Fallout 4 will run like crap on the HP Star Wars .... . A Nvidia GT 940M is barely powerful enough to let it run in low settings.
Try to get a laptop with a Nvidia GTX 960M. A budget friendly laptop with such a GPU would be the Dell Inspiron 15 i7559:
i5 quad core, enough RAM and storage and a GTX 960M.
What is your budget/the amount you prefer to spend? Lowest I'd comfortably go is this probably.
No, I have a ps4 for most of my gaming needs. I just wanted to play LoL and the newer MMOrpgs. Also what do you think of this laptop?
Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK
Only thing I would recommend is buying another HD to add to it if you need more space.
Looks like there is a great deal on Amazon right now for this laptop. This one comes with an SSD hard drive as opposed to the HDD offered through Dell. Plus it's $50 cheaper. It is the i5 version though. How much difference would I notice between i5 and i7?
This concept is meaningless in computing as you basically can't proof for future. Unless you mean in terms of compatability of programs. In this case any computer that can run x86 applications can apply.
Anyway you shouold buy this: [link]
or the Asus. I'd get whichever is cheapest in your moon money.
Great value here. A little low on the storage side but it is 256gb of SSD. The 960m with sky lake and SSD at that price point makes it a great deal.
It does have the same specs but it is worse in quality.
And if you're willing to spend in the upper range such as that, I would check out this machine.
At 1k, that puts you in the 960m range, which will get you 30~ fps 1080p medium on Witcher 3.
This Dell is a very well priced option. It has a quad core i5(which is new for the mobile scene), IPS display, and a 250GB SSD.
This seems to be what everyone's raving about right now. Considering it myself.
Dell Inspiron i7559 [link]
Definitely out of your price range, but you wont be able to find anything cheaper for what you want. As is, this will run Fallout 4 on medium settings.
You can get a 960m for $50 less on amazon: [link]
I wouldn't expect it to run brand new games unless we are talking about low-med settings. For $600 it isn't bad but this would be much better.
I had a similar post to yours recently. I wanted to find a low weight laptop with good specs at an affordable price.
This is what I picked up: Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK
It's a Dell Inspiron with the new 6th gen processor and a GTX 960M video card. Runs most games flawlessly.
I ended up buying 8GB more RAM and adding a 500GB SSD.
The laptop is extremely accessible. 1 screw, and you get access to a 2nd storage bay and RAM.
It is 15.6 inches though. However the screen is spectacular.
I can give you more details on my experience with it if you want, but also feel free to take a look at the reviews on the site.
How about this laptop? Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK
The storage is a little low tbh
I just pulled the trigger on this one along with the extra 8 gigs of ram:
You can get 10% cashback by using the chase freedom card on amazon right now as well.
Thanks to /u/SaneBRZ for putting in all the hard work.
would you agree with /u/kwnull that this Dell woul be a good option?
what's funny is that ATM dell actually sells a pretty decent gaming laptop at $800 ($750 on amazon)
i5, 8gb of ram, ssd, gtx 960m:
so dell makes a gaming laptop under their main inspiron line that has better price to performance then their entire gaming system sub-company
I think the best value for money right now is this: Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK 15.6" Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M) with Windows 10
Edit: Quad core i5
After an extremely quick look something like this is what I'd suggest if you want some high performance for a good price
As I didnt have 30mins to search for something we will use this as a guideline to give you inspiration!
The newer 'thinner' gaming laptops are great for what you're after - if portability is your number 1 concern, I'd go with ChadEEE's suggestion, an ultrabook would be better suited, however if you're looking for high performance in a good size package..
Keep in mind though, if you really want the good performance you will generally suffer in battery life, so if you need it to last you'll generally have to settle for a lower powered machine and again, I'd be looking at ChadEEE's suggestion as that has great battery life (especially in standby time)
Dell Inspiron i7559 w/ 256GB SSD
Is the same as the one you linked on NewEgg but with a 256GB SSD instead of a 1TB HDD. I am actually using this laptop right now, got it for Christmas. So far from playing on it I can run most new games at high settings, second to highest, at around 60 FPS.
Cheaper. Also cheaper to add a 1 TB hard drive to it as well. Do you need 16 GB of RAM?
I own this and it is excellent for the price. Since you mentioned you do video editing, you might want to go for a slightly more powerful CPU though. Since you don't play games, you probably don't need a 960m, but it should still help with video rendering.
Oh wow, my bad.
Here this would be great
It's slick, durable and the wonderful new Skylake from intel will handle any 4X game and streaming pretty well.
It's got a 256 SSD and an open slot for a HDD whenever you want to upgrade.
Have you checked out this dell? Your list all has 4th gen processors and this has the latest 6th generation, albeit an i5. Has the same 960m but with 4gb (though I doubt it matters compared to 2gb)
I'm not sure about build quality though. Maybe someone has some hands on experience with it and could weigh in.
No personal experience with this laptop, but it looks like an extremely nice set of specs for the price (6th Gen Intel i5, 256GB SSD, Nvidia 960m, 8GB RAM, 1080p screen). I recently saw it recommended in another thread on the sub, and recently recommended it to a personal friend.
The 960m should do well for graphics and is very good for this price range. Reviews seem to like the build quality and performance, plus it has two fans so your cooling should be decent. It also comes with two storage slots. One of them, an M.2. port, houses the 256GB SSD with the OS and your files on it, while the other is a standard SATA III slot that is open for any 7mm HDD or SSD you want to add later. It also comes with only one RAM slot used, so it would be easy to add another 8GB of RAM in the other slot for 16GB down the road.
Here's my opinion:
It honestly depends on what you use it for. To play Dota you wouldn't need a 970M, although it would definitely be nice to have. But if Dota and video editing are the most you're gonna use it for I'd suggest getting something on the lower end of your price range. This would be my first suggestion, especially since you're looking for bang for your buck. It's got an extra slot for RAM and an HDD, so don't be put off by the RAM. It also has an SSD, which is amazing. The GPU has twice the VRAM of the Asus ROG, and it's got a newer i5, which should be close to the performance of the i7 in the Asus. The difference wouldn't be noticable in gaming anyway. It's also a Dell, and in my experience, they have one of the best build qualities.
I wouldn't get the Y50, it has build issues and is getting old now.
What about this?
For $600... ehh, the best you can get there is a 940M.
I would deff lean towards this for $800.
Wouldn't this one be slightly better for almost the same price?
Also how would the Thinkpad T450S (i5-5200U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) do? It would come down to about 800 USD and from what I can read it's probably one of the best programming laptops for the price? (How well would it do with the games I mentioned?)
Lol, you can easily play Dota 2 smoothly on integrated graphics at low settings. GTX 960M will not only crush the latest AC and COD titles on low settings, but it will be able to play those on high settings at the least.
This laptop has been popular around the sub lately and it should be good for your needs (has a skylake btw): [link]
I picked up THIS DELL a week ago for about $800, that may be exactly what you're looking for. It also has an open drive bay so you could add a larger hard drive if you would like. And honestly, you're better off with Win 10; you can turn off all the telemetry stuff, and I've had no issues with it.
I really doubt you'll find much more performance for under $1000.
I just got the Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK . It's lower than your budget but it runs games well enough for me. I have good FPS on games I've tested so far
In that case, I guess going a cheaper route and rushing for the expensive option ASAP is the best option, buying multiple cheap laptops is a terrible blackhole to be throwing money.
Based on the description for casual games and desire for build quality. Then I guess this would fit you pretty well.
Highly recommend this. With this you can easily wait longer before going the expensive route.
also check the dell inspiron blk is better performance for the money but the charger and the lapotp is much heavier than the KUX501
Hi there, thank you for replying, I found this computer and It seems a bargain for its money, is it any good? [link]
It's either that one or the one I mentioned above.
I've been recommending this laptop. It's right at the top of your budget, let me know if you need something more affordable.
This is the furthest 800 bucks goes.
You get a 256gb SSD, 8gb of ram, 1080p display, 960m gpu, new gen i5.
For reference in terms of gaming - the 960m can run Black ops 3 on high at 1080p at 35fps.
If it's too expensive feel free to give an example of your GTX 660's performance and i'll try to find a cheaper laptop match.
If you just play games and browse the web, then go for the i5 model of the Dell Inspiron 15 7559. You can even get a model with a 256 GB SSD out of the box on Amazon for $799. It has a free 2.5 inch SATA bay, where you can put in an HDD if the 256 GB SSD isn't big enough for your stuff.
The Asus is nice. Personally I'd spend an extra £25 and get this DELL. It's normally a grand but has £200 off at the moment.
You've got an SSD instead and the 4gb version of the 960m, rather than the 2gb.
Adjust your budget. This is going to be the lowest price for a decent gaming laptop I can think of. This'll run modern AAA games at medium to low settings.
I'm in the same price range as him and have similar requirements, I was looking at this but it seems like what you posted is a much better deal, right?
It'll run the game fine, but you'll be overpaying.
You don't really need 16 GB of RAM
Try to get a 970M instead if you're floating at the 1000 USD budget. It destroys the 970M.
This computer is cheaper by $200 and has a better video card, although it does have less RAM and a weaker CPU.
Grab this [link]
And an open panel on the bottom has a slot to put another SSD inside.
If you have more specific requests I can look further, for working needs, an i5 quad core is pretty damn sufficient, and the laptop has a 250gb SSD already.
Hell if you don't need a GPU, you can go cheaper.
No. Look for something with a 960 w/4GB GDDR5 or better. The first number is the series, the second two numbers are the tier. Acer, Lenovo, and Dell all have great options. This might be lower powered than what you need, but I am going to buy this. There was a review of this laptop where the user said they were playing Witcher 3 on high settings at 40 fps.
I got the best $800 laptop that I recommend a lot to people on that subreddit, it's highly rated and popular, premium features galore. Suitable for anyone.
Okay first off [link]
If you get a laptop get this, it is the best laptop for $800 you are ever going to get that runs circles around what you had in mind.
Now for the sake of saying it, is building a PC out of the way? You'd get a pretty decent beast of a computer with less then $800
I couldn't get the HP site to load, so I can't tell you if the 950 will work on it, but if the other comments indicate correctly it /should/
If you're willing to put out the cash.
Probably best gaming laptop in its price range.
4gb vram gtx 960m
1080p IPS display.
What's the price? okay, $560, not bad, but if you spend a bit more than $200 you can get something that gets 50fps in Mad Max instead of 20fps, but you said really light gamer so I'd say get the $560 one, I'm pretty sure that it's the best there is for less than $600
This is good:[link]
This is the laptop I got, and my pc specs are as follows;
Processor - AMD FX(tm)-4170 Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3
Memory - 8gb RAM
HDD - Approx 7.5 TB across multiple drives
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 4gb
Hello! I have this laptop: [link]
I need another SSD/HDD because I'm already running out of space on my 256GB SSD that it came with. Should I go ahead and spend the money to get another SSD or just get a 7200 RPM HDD? Also, which brand of these drives would you guys recommend?
This is one of the more commonly recommended laptops on reddit. Pretty well priced, and should handle diablo 3 + most games fairly well.
If you're looking for something stronger, I'd recommend spending more, but if you're not going to be super big into gaming, this'll do just fine.
yep pretty good value
this one here is identical except it has a quad core i5 instead and costs $799 instead of $899 and has a different HDD, just as good for games (it's a real quad core unlike earlier laptop i5s).
It has a 256GB SSD instead in the M.2 slot, you can then add a HDD to the 2.5 inch bay.
I wouldn't recommend the one you posted because hybrid 5400rpm drives from experience are crap. Much better to have a 256GB M.2 SSD and then add in a 2.5 7200RPM drive to the spare slot which would be easy and not costly.
Total cost would be about $840 doing that, and you'd have a 256GB SSD so Windows would be so much faster.
It would help if I knew what country you're in so I can link you to a site that would actually be helpful. Also I personally would still recommend building a desktop as your best option for price to performance, but if you want a laptop, again knowing your country would be helpful. It seems that [link] is probably one of the best in your price range, although I'm not sure about international versions. I do know that the US price converted to Euros is well under €900, so maybe shipping and a plug adapter. I hope this is somewhat helpful, but again knowing your country would be better.
Perfect laptop, I use it for gaming at second to highest max settings 50-60fps. Although you will have to update the BIOS, to fix after hibernation lags, its easy tho (just use the EXE from the Dell support site).
Best version of the 960m you can get (4GB variant)
A wonderful quad core skylake i5 (Sufficient for gaming and streaming)
8GB memory (Pretty self explanatory; Upgradable to 16)
256SSD (Open slot on the Laptop to install another SSD or HDD so buy another separately)
Good HD IPS monitor
Sick black case, I don't think it's metal (metal doesn't deal with heat well anyway) but Dell makes really durable laptops
It also has Wireless AC support and blue tooth 4.0
Plus backlit keyboard
So with this laptop + HDD/SSD + carrying case.
You'd spend quite a bit less then $1200
It's fair to warn you by saying it's probable that $1300 will get you a 970m, but I don't consider it worth it, because usually you end up weaker processors, storage, build quality etc.
Is this basically the same as the Dell Inspiron on the Lappy List? This one doesn't have a touchscreen but that doesn't matter to me: [link]
It's got a quadcore skylake processor and a good video card. It's not thin/light/metal like an ultrabook. With that said it's not too heavy.
I think the black/black + quadcore requirement may be hard. The dell is the best value and seems to fit your needs.
Or you could wait and try and score a coupon on the xps 15.
Eh I would recommend you take this one, the specifications are better then those 3, and Lenovo isn't a very trusted brand as of late with some rootkit related events that they ship with some of there laptops.
The plus side, this laptop is a Dell, very highly rated, long battery, durable, and can run circles around the Sims 4
Well you are very unlikely to find a laptop I recommend in a retail store anywhere, generally retail stores will have 10 or so laptops total that are all overpriced.
If you want a brand name to look for, Acer makes a lot of budget laptops, and Dell makes durable laptops. I'd personally grab this laptop, and then get a USB dock thingy for the extra ports you'd need. [link]
How important is gaming to you?
If it is very important, you won't find anything better than a 960m in your price range.
The ROG series seems to have positive reviews, this is another option:
I'd choose the SSD unless you really needed the space. Even then If the SSD is an Msata/M2 then you can just buy an HDD for $50 and install it.
I'd highly recommend the new Dell inspiron i7559, ([link]) if you're not too concerned about an ultra portable. Has great battery life, a decent graphics card (4G GTX960m), 1080P IPS display, and a quad core i5 processor, which will be sufficient for just about anything (performance isn't far off a desktop-grade i5, and a low-power i7 in an ultrabook won't even come close to touching it). Depends on what you're using it for though, but something like this will last for a few years.
Forgot to mention that it also comes with a 256GB SSD!
Thanks for the fast response guys. I am looking more into all the gaming laptops there is. I have $1000 on hand. Is this the most ideal laptop for $1000 price range?[link]
But at that price, doesn't it just make sense to go for the Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK? The SSD will outperform the ROG's 5400RPM drive, plus there's a spare drive in the Inspiron to expand storage.
Ah ok, where are you looking to buy? Newegg, Amazon, Microcenter?
Edit: I added some to the first comment btw.
Here's one on Amazon that fits what you're looking for, $800. i5 (idk why the title says i7), 8GB RAM, 15.6", 1920x1080, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M dedicated graphics card. Seems pretty nice for the price actually.
I recently bought this laptop, and WoW runs on ultra settings with no hiccups at all.
Looks fairly meh to me.
This is the device that serves me really well for a few years. Comes with 3 USB ports and a full sized hdmi port for an external monitor. I run ps, AI, in, and acrobat simultaneously without problems. Of course, I upgraded like I said.
Btw, the track pad is atrocious. Get an external mouse.