I'm trying to get my GF a laptop for her birthday. I'm also trying to convince her father to pitch in on it. So, I need to present him with some options. Her father is one of those guys that if it's for him sky is the limit. If it's for anyone else it better be a damn good bargain. So I have to show him the value of these options. Her demands are: Backlit keyboard, full keyboard, microsd reader (I assume a multicard reader can do that.) It has to play Skyrim and Borderlands 2 at a good frame rate. MSI GX Series GX60 1AC-021US Notebook (Best option for the price imo. It will be near impossible to convince him to do this I think.) $1,200 AMD A-Series A10-4600M(2.30GHz) 15.6" 8GB Memory DDR3 1600 750GB HDD 7200rpm BD-ROM AMD Radeon HD 7970M Comes with Crysis 3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152372 Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition $950 Why get this and why you need it? This Inspiron 17R Special Edition model has 3rd Gen Ivy bridge Core i7 Quad-core CPU + chipset, 2GB GeForce GT 650M graphics, 1TB Hard Drive, 8GB RAM, backlit keyboard, 1080p display, Waves MaxxAudio 4 + Skullcandy speakers, 90-day Premium Phone Support. Also get anodized Aluminum body in Stealth Black with precision-etched honeycomb design. Includes four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI v1.4a, 8-in-1 card reader, HD webcam, and more. http://www.logicbuy.com/deals/dell-inspiron-17r-special-edition-laptop/40610.aspx?config=41790 lenovo IdeaPad Y500 (59359560) Notebook $900 Intel Core i5 3230M(2.60GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory DDR3 1600 1TB HDD 5400rpm Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&SID=u00000687 I'm looking for more options and advice on if these option here are good or bad. Also, it seems to be very hard to find AMD options above 77xxm from most laptop manufactures. Are there any that let you choose a 78xxm or a 7950m? Thanks in advance.