Laptop for gaming and for school

Hello,
I am really looking for a laptop that has a good touch pad, keyboard, and great specs. However, i will be a broke college student so i am not looking to break the bank with this laptop. I was interested in the MSI GE60, but the I have heard people have trouble with the touchpad and keyboard. The price range is great. $1,500 is about my limit unless it is absolutely perfect. I also would like the laptop to be under 8 pounds if at all possible however that isn't a huge deal. I am also looking for something a bit slimmer to carry around campus. I also need good battery life. I know I am asking for a ton of stuff but I am willing to sacrifice somethings. I need it for gaming because my current desktop is very outdated, i will be going to college next year, and i would like something to at the very least run guild wars 2 on medium settings. Thanks for any help you can give me, i really appreciate it.
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  1. here you go Asus G75VW for $1500
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080)
    Processor: Intel Core i7-3610QM Quad-core (2.3GHz)
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2G GDDR5
    Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
    Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 4 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 16GB
    SDRAM Storage: 750GB 7200RPM
    Optical Drive: DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
    Camera: 2.0 megapixel Speakers: Premium speakers with ASUS Sonicmaster Technology
    Card Reader: 1 x 3-in-1 card reader : SD+MMC +MS Input/ Output: 1 x Mic-in
    1 x Headphone-out
    1 x VGA port/Mini D-Sub 15-pin for external
    monitor 1 x RJ-45 LAN 1 x Bluetooth 4.0 4 x USB 3.0 ports 1 x HDMI port
    Battery: 8-cell
    Dimensions: 16.3" x 12.6" x 0.9"-2.0" (W x D x H)
    Weight: 8.7lbs (with 8-cell battery)
    Color: Black

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MW73C2?ie=UTF8&ref=aw_bottom_links&force-full-site=1
  2. Thanks for the input, but now I am really looking at the Sager np9150. It seems to be getting great reviews, and quite honestly seems perfect.
    Sager NP9150 / Clevo P150EM
    - FREE!! Continental (U.S. Lower 48 - UPS Ground Only) Ground Shipping on ALL Sager Laptops (Enter Coupon Code: "SAGERFREESHIP" during order process)
    - 15.6” FHD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Glare Type Screen (SKU - S1R319)
    - NO Professional Monitor Color Calibration
    - Standard Dead Pixel Policy
    - Sager - 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3610QM (2.3GHz - 3.3GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache, 45W Max TDP) (SKU – S2R174)
    - - IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
    - nVidia GeForce GTX 670M 1,536MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11 with Optimus™ Technology [User Upgradeable] (SKU – S3R517)
    - No Video Adapter
    - No External Mobile Display
    - 8GB - DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS) (SKU - S4R371)
    - Sager Branding
    - Standard Finish
    - No mSATA SSD
    - 750gb 7200rpm (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache) (SKU - S5R306)
    - Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti DVDRW/CDRW Drive w/ Software (When selecting a Hard Drive in the Optical Bay, No Optical Drive is Included) (SKU - S7R455)
    - No Extra Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy
    - No Back Up Hard Drive
    - NO External USB Optical Drive
    - Internal 9-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo)
    - No Back Up Software
    - Bluetooth Included (See “Wireless Network” Section Below)
    - Sager - Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card + Bluetooth (SKU - S8R110)
    - No Network Accessory
    - Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
    - No TV Tuner
    - Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
    - No Carrying Case
    - Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)
    - No Car Adapter
    - No Spare AC Adapter
    - No Dock/Hub/Adapter
    - Integrated Fingerprint Reader
    - No Headset
    - No External Keyboard
    - Standard Sager/Clevo Non Chiclet Backlit Keyboard
    - No External Mouse
    - No Notebook Cooler
    - No Thanks, Please do not Overclock my system (Overclocking will add 3-6 business days to build time)
    - No Operating System Redline Boost
    - No Operating System Standard - Drivers & Utility Software Only
    - No Office Software
    - No Software Bundle
    - LIFETIME Ltd Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Toll Free Telephone Support (Labor through XPC)
    Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Warranty Repairs (SKU - X9R009)
    - No thanks, standard double boxed packaging is okay with my order
    - No Outside of US Shipping Coverage
    - No Xotic PC Gear
    $1,374.00
    This seems pretty great to me. However, I am not all that tech savy so if someone could give me some input on it that would be great.
  3. Thanks for the input, but now I am really looking at the Sager np9150. It seems to be getting great reviews, and quite honestly seems perfect.
    Sager NP9150 / Clevo P150EM
    - FREE!! Continental (U.S. Lower 48 - UPS Ground Only) Ground Shipping on ALL Sager Laptops (Enter Coupon Code: "SAGERFREESHIP" during order process)
    - 15.6” FHD 16:9 LED Backlit Wide screen (1920x1080) Super Clear Glare Type Screen (SKU - S1R319)
    - NO Professional Monitor Color Calibration
    - Standard Dead Pixel Policy
    - Sager - 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3610QM (2.3GHz - 3.3GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache, 45W Max TDP) (SKU – S2R174)
    - - IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU
    - nVidia GeForce GTX 670M 1,536MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11 with Optimus™ Technology [User Upgradeable] (SKU – S3R517)
    - No Video Adapter
    - No External Mobile Display
    - 8GB - DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 SODIMMS) (SKU - S4R371)
    - Sager Branding
    - Standard Finish
    - No mSATA SSD
    - 750gb 7200rpm (Serial-ATA II 300 - 16MB Cache) (SKU - S5R306)
    - Combo Dual Layer SuperMulti DVDRW/CDRW Drive w/ Software (When selecting a Hard Drive in the Optical Bay, No Optical Drive is Included) (SKU - S7R455)
    - No Extra Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy
    - No Back Up Hard Drive
    - NO External USB Optical Drive
    - Internal 9-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo)
    - No Back Up Software
    - Bluetooth Included (See “Wireless Network” Section Below)
    - Sager - Built-in 802.11 Wireless B/G/N - Stock Wireless Card + Bluetooth (SKU - S8R110)
    - No Network Accessory
    - Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
    - No TV Tuner
    - Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included
    - No Carrying Case
    - Smart Li-ion Battery (8-Cell)
    - No Car Adapter
    - No Spare AC Adapter
    - No Dock/Hub/Adapter
    - Integrated Fingerprint Reader
    - No Headset
    - No External Keyboard
    - Standard Sager/Clevo Non Chiclet Backlit Keyboard
    - No External Mouse
    - No Notebook Cooler
    - No Thanks, Please do not Overclock my system (Overclocking will add 3-6 business days to build time)
    - No Operating System Redline Boost
    - No Operating System Standard - Drivers & Utility Software Only
    - No Office Software
    - No Software Bundle
    - LIFETIME Ltd Labor* 1 Year Parts Warranty Lifetime 24/7 DOMESTIC Toll Free Telephone Support (Labor through XPC)
    Includes FREE Shipping Both Ways for Warranty Repairs (SKU - X9R009)
    - No thanks, standard double boxed packaging is okay with my order
    - No Outside of US Shipping Coverage
    - No Xotic PC Gear
    $1,374.00
    This seems pretty great to me. However, I am not all that tech savy so if someone could give me some input on it that would be great. Also should I go for the 7970m for 200 bucks more or should i just stick with the gtx 670m. this was suppose to just edit the last post :(
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