So, I had been a PC guy for most of my life...you know, for doing computer-y tasks, not gaming. Then in 2008, I went ahead and bought myself one of those new-fangled aluminum MacBooks and I friggen loved it! It's so user friendly, has no (or very little) viruses to worry about, and looks so damn slick! BUT, there is one problem with my Mac: it can't play most of the Steam games that I'm interested in. Sure, I could sit at my PC desktop and play all the games I've purchased through steam, but I would much rather chill on the couch with my laptop and play said games, to my heart's content.
That's why I need your help! I want to buy an "over-the-counter" Windows laptop, that will run all the high-end steam games with ease. I'm looking to buy this laptop by early December with a budget of $500 - $1000. Should I go with Dell, Asus, Acer, Toshiba...what?