For that price point I'd go with the Lenovo y480 or y580. They have a coupon going right now where you can save $250-450+.
I was able to order a y480 for $749+tax off the Canadian Lenovo website , as a US Thanksgiving deal. If you can get under $800 it's a solid deal. I'll let you know how I like it when I get it. It has a free mSATA slot so I'll be adding a 256GB SSD for $200.
The 14" y480 has an Intel i7-3630QM with a NVIDIA GT 650m (2GB GDDR5). The backlit keyboard is also a plus, the other specs are average. (note, 14" keyboard does not have numpad)
The y580 is at least $100 more but you get the NVIDIA GTX 660m (faster GPU) and a 15.6" screen.