I'm looking for a new laptop. The one I was going to purchase after my Vegas trip just went up $100 from being a killer deal at $850 to a "meh I might be able to do better" at $950. As a result I am restarting my search.
I'm looking for a laptop that is:
-$1,000 or less. $1,050 being the absolute max
-17-17.3 inch screen
-Dedicated GPU (prefer 650m+)
-Prefer 1080p resolution but I understand that is a stretch at this price range
-3rd gen Intel CPU, i7? I understand an i5 is perfectly acceptable for desktop gaming and an i7 is overkill but am unsure about laptops.
-On the fence about refurbs/open boxes. Are they legit? If so, I am open to them.