Need help choosing a laptop

Sorry for the long post, I just wanted to include as much information as possible

1. What is your budget?
No more than $750 with warranty and after taxes, shipping, etc.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15.6-17.3 not smaller

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Don’t really care, as long as it isn't 1366x768 on a 17.3" screen :lol:

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Desktop replacement preferably

5. How much battery life do you need?
I am rather mobile so at least 4hrs, maybe 3 if performance/price is right

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Yes, Mass Effect 2 and 3, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Starcraft 2, Left for Dead 2, Arma 2 (Specifically Day Z), etc.
If the games can at least run on low/medium I am happy

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
I am in several programming and technology clubs/classes so Creo, various Autodesk and Autocad programs, Python, VB.Net, Visual C++, etc.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
At least 500gb

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
After considerable research I am considering these 3 laptops, but if there is anything better please let me know

The last one would have an a8-4500m, 750 gb 7200 rpm hard drive, 6gb ram, and radeon 7730m

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
At least 4-5 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc
DVD/CD ROM, Writer

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
No Macs, please

13. What country do you live in?
United States

And yes, I am going to get a very nice desktop in a couple years, right now a laptop is a better choice
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  1. Other than maybe the hp you cant get a long warranty and be in budget.
  2. junky77, that dv6t is a great deal, but with tax and shipping the price comes to about $840, unfortunately a bit out of my price range
  3. Anyone else?
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