Re: Laptop for sister $1000....
I think the Asus N80Vn or the MSI are the best bets there, both have a huge amount of power in for the size. the nvidia 9650M GT and the 9800M GS are bother powerful graphics cards for the form factor theyre in. the GT 120M on the Asus F50 isnt particularly powerful.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 3.4GHz
Motherboard: Foxconn Blackops X48
Memory: 8GB DDR3 (1361MHz)
Graphics: ATI 5850 1GB GDDR5
Hard Drives: 1 x 500GB, 1 x 1TB
Case: Antec 900
OS: Server 2008 R2 64bit