Have a look at the Alienware M14x R2 laptop, one which is on sale on eBay via a top-rated seller with an uncanny name (thechef01) for £949. It comes with a standard one year warranty, free delivery, 949 Nectar points and delivers very powerful combination of performance and design.
It runs on a quad-core Intel Core i7-3630QM processor clocked at 2.4GHz (with a turbo boost of 3.4GHz) with 6MB of cache. Other features include a one year next business day onsite warranty, 16GB RAM, a 500GB hard disk drive, spinning at 7,200RPM, Windows 8, a slot-loaded DVD writer, a 14.1in WLED TrueLife display with a 1,600 x 800 pixel display, an Nvidia Geforce GT650M GPU with 2GB GDDR5 memory, a backlit keyboard, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a 63Whr 8-cell battery and a 2-megapixel webcam.
Connectivity and expansion capabilities include a mini display port, HDMI, three USB ports, VGA, GbE LAN, a card reader and a few extra connectors. This being primarily a gaming and workstation laptop, it is significantly bigger than a thin-and-light model at 38mm thick and nearly 3Kg.