I am looking for a gaming laptop with a i7 processor and a good graphics card.I have looked at laptops with gtx960m,970m and 980m cards.The 980m is too costly...looking for a laptop that will cost about $1000-$1200 at the max.There are a lot of options(Asus,Acer,etc) and I want to make sure that I pick a laptop which can run games for atleast the next 3-4 years without any problems.
Also I do not have a strong opinion on ssd and touchscreen in the laptop.I welcome your thoughts on this matter.
In my opinion, a touchscreen on a laptop is just a gimmick. Whether you agree or not, touchscreen gaming laptops are relatively rare. As for an SSD, it is a very desirable feature to have. But with a limited budget such as yours, I would be more concerned about getting the best GPU possible. You can always swap the HDD for an SSD at a later date quite easily.