Re: How would you upgrade this laptop for under 1400?
If you have a Dell account, you can always look into the Dell outlet (refurbished) machines... "Usually" they are much cheaper. I picked up the M17X R2, 2010 model for little over a grand off the original price.
Dell 4K S2817Q / Logitech Z-680 / Func MS3 Mouse / Corsair K70
NZXT Source 530 / i7-3770K / Corsair H100 / ASRock Z77 Extreme4 / SoundBlaster Recon3d
Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD/Seagate 1TB/2TB/WD 2TB
4x4GB Corsair Vengeance 2133 / PNY GTX 980 ti/ Seasonic M12II 850W