Looking to buy a new Gaming Laptop


Jul 11, 2012
So I am looking to buy a new Gaming laptop for school. I am going for Animation and technology, and my current laptop does not have the power to keep up with the modeling programs, etc. The requirements are as follows:

Must be Windows 8 64-bit Enterprise or Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional or Home Premium
Multicore Xeon or i-series processor or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology.
8 GB ram (or more)
50 GB free space (looking for 1TB hard drive or more)
1680x1050 monitor (screen in this case) with true color
DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3
DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual layer dvds.

I want to stay around the $1000 mark, but I want to get as much power as I can for that. If it helps, I found this on ebay:
Anybody have an opinion on this?