It's hard enough to find a 1080p gaming laptop under $1,000... how about one with a Core i7 processor and 12GB RAM. Lenovo's 15.6-inch Y500 gaming laptop with Quad Core i7-3630QM, 12GB RAM, GeForce GT 750M graphics, and 1TB HDD + 16GB SSD is only $879 after coupon. A new low by $50 with these specs. It's also an Ultrabay laptop, giving you the option swap out the DVD drive and add in a second GPU, cooling unit, or hard drive.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 59371969 Core i7-3630QM, 1080p Full HD, 12GB RAM, GeForce GT 750M 2GB, 1TB HDD + 16GB SSD — $879 at Lenovo. Cheapest ever by $50. List is $1,449.