Need help finding a budget laptop for BF4

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I need to find a decent budget laptop (less than $1000) to be able to play BF4 while I am on the road for work most of the week. Anything that plays low-medium settings. Any suggestions?
 

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That system is on back-order currently from NCIX. I would prefer to buy from either Newegg or Amazon if you see any systems on there.
 

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The Asus N550JV-DB71 looks like the better option when its comes to speed/performance, but is 5.9 lbs. Those V7 are very nice looking, lighter, and touchscreen, but look to be slower. Having a hard time choosing now....ugh
 

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The Acer is a GT 720M w/ i7 1.8ghz vs the Asus being a GT 750M w/ i7 2.4ghz. I assumed there would be a large difference there? Maybe not I guess?
 

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The large difference is in the GPUs. Get the Asus.
 

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GPU:
Anything below the GT750M would likely be problematic for playing BF4 in terms of a good experience. you'll still want to carefully tweak to maintain a sufficient frame rate. Either use Geforce Experience to autotune if a profile exists (40FPS is aimed at) or manually tune. I prefer to aim for 60FPS VSYNC'd but you may wish to do one of the following:
a) 30FPS VSYNC'd (Half VSYNC in NVidia Control Panel)
b) 60FPS VSYNC'd
c) 40FPS with VSYNC OFF (screen tearing exists but it's a compromise many can live with)

Monitor:
Avoid GLOSSY screens if possible and get an anti-glare coating. The screen reflections on glossy are horrible for gaming.

RESOLUTION:
Higher than 1366x768.

WEIGHT:
Any laptop with a half-decent GPU tends to have a minimum weight so you'll have to decide if playing BF4 is worth the weight. If not, perhaps get a lighter, less expensive laptop with an okay GPU or APU and play less demanding games (I know you asked about BF4 but I'm just being thorough).

START8:
I absolutely recommend Windows 8 64-bit but I also recommend the $5 program Start8 to avoid the new interface (can still link to it).

RAM:
At least 6GB.
 

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How does the GT 750M compare to the AMD 8750M?

Just trying to determine if the Asus is worth the extra $150 over the Acer V5-552PG-X809, which I saw a video of it playing BF3 on ultra with no problem.
 

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Is it crippled by a slower 1.8ghz i7 though?