I am going to be going off to college in the fall and am in the process of looking for a good gaming laptop that is preferably under $1500 though this budget may stretch more depending on what I find, I have been looking at most of Asus's lineup but pricewise they don't really fit that bill lol. What I want/need: -1920x1080 (need) -Minimum 4GB of RAM preferably 6-8 -DvD drive/burner to handle school needs -obviously graphical power for a gaming laptop lol -Intel preferably i5 or i7 -decent battery life/power saving features would be great lol -Have decent heat management What I do not need: -blu-ray -included ssd -anything that is super flashy like my g50 is. I also have no interest in 3D or blu-ray on a laptop unless it comes in a generally affordable laptop that fits my needs. While I am at school I will generally be playing BF3, MW3 and Skyrim. Also the size/weight of the laptop makes no difference to me whatsoever after my G50 I am also wondering whether I should be looking to actually buy now or not since I assume that Ivy Bridge and 600/7000 series gpus are going to become standard on newer gaming laptops? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated TPU!!!