research for laptop for Black-Friday/Cyber-Monday

My wife is in need of a new laptop. I was thinking that since Black-Friday/Cyber-Monday was coming up soon, it might be a good time to research laptops.
I'm looking for suggestions. She needs In for basic gaming (Sims and Age of Empires 3) and image editing and graphics design through adobe programs like Photoshop and Illustrator.
Does anyone have any suggestions.
Budget around $700-$1000, decent to good customer service, 1TB HDD and up, 8GB ram and up, and video with 6GB GPU and Up, 17 in screen.
No Macs.

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These are some suggestions

Asus K501, Asus GL551, Dell Inspiron i7599
Search on amazon also on asus and dell website.

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