No, not really.
I bought my daughter a Toshibe with a 17" screen, P-M 2.0GHz, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB HD, and a X1600 graphics card... cost $1250 on a really good sale. I looked for a couple of months befoer I found the one I wanted for the price I wanted.
That's not to say you can't get lucky, but $1K won't get a good gaming lappy. A mediocre one, yeah.
Go to PriceGrabber.com and search for laptops there. Keep looking to you find a good deal... prices change all the time.
My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / EVGA GTX 760 2GB
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB / WD Red 3TB
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600 - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win7 Ult 64-bit - Func MS3 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard
R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter
... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009