Thanks for your response. That actually looks really good for the price, but I heard that it has a really small resolution that makes using it a pain. I found the Gateway P-7805u FX that I've heard really good things about at only $850 at TigerDirect. Despite having a Core 2 Duo, I've read it can handle modern games really well. The main disadvantage is that it has Vista, but I can live with that and I'll upgrade if it really bugs me.
I've heard some good things about that Gateway as well. I think it's a good option for you. Check out how much replacement batteries cost for this unit before you purchase though!
Don't forget that you get a free express upgrade to Windows 7 since the PC would be purchased after the June 2009 date. It's very easy to upgrade and totally worth it.
Looks like this item is sold out on Tigerdirect. Hopefully it will come back into stock soon for you.
Personally, I like ASUS and Lenovo laptops for their build quality. Try to stay away from HP and Dell laptops at all costs.
If you wanted to stay close to your budget- check out the Lenovo G550 (on sale until April 22nd for $670.) Core 2 Duo, 3GB DDR3, Windows 7 x64 bit. Don't forget about the superior Lenovo engineering with solid steel hinges, keyboard spill channels and the ultranav touchpads. I never thought to look at Lenovos until we had to find a better low cost option then Dell would give us (Volstro's were terrible!) I think they've come a long way, and although we have the more business oriented ThinkPads, I've heard that all of their laptops are great. The only problem is, if you're in the market for a lot of power, you may not be able to find it with Lenovo.
That being said, the IdeaPad Y550p (also on sale for $950) comes with the Core-i5, a 1GB GeForce GT 240M, 4GB DDR3, Win 7 x64 bit, 500GB HDD and an LED-backlit display with a decent resolution. Damn this thing looks nice.
Anyway, apart from my suggestion to take a look at Lenovos as well, ASUS laptops tend to be more solid then the competition as well- however, they're a little harder to find in some places around the globe. Newegg sells a lot of ASUS models, they just tend to be a little expensive. I think they're totally worth it for their quality though. They also come with the best warranty- 2 years manufacturer's warranty and a free year of accidental protection! Check these out too!