Looking at the bottom row- $1,000 and less, from Costco. I have had a Lenovo PC since 1996, and it performs well. My computer geek son says, ASUS! But I've read on some forums that ASUS can have screen and keyboard problems. However, I don't know if the sites are trustworthy.
I need a laptop primarily for writing and secondarily for gaming. All the laptops have 16 gigs of memory. Lenovo has a 256 SATA, not a 1 terabyte hybrid drive. Lenovo has a disc drive, not optical. I still use a disc for BF 42, but don't need it anymore, I suppose.