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BUT, I will share this with you so you can make up your mindwww.alienware.com
<--- you already know about itwww.sagernotebook.com
<--- check them outwww.vodoopc.com
<--- nice designs, dunno if they still ship themwww.avadirect.com
<--- I like them, look robustwww.falcon-nw.com
<---- The same guys that plant those little paper ads in gameboxeswww.pugetsystems.com
<--- check their water cooling solutions ... and laptops :D
<---- moar stuffz!
<--- hmmm, they look strangely ordinarywww.factorgaming.com
<--- seems a sager reseller with special offers, might be worth checking them out
And for me, the best bang for the BUCK atm and in our current economic woes ...
ASUS!!!!!!! (The G Series, G71)
Asus Notebooks can be bought here
for your convenience check that beauty and compare the price to the others ...
Up to you to decice whats better and how much you want to spend on Looks mostly.
Everybody can mount up their custom built desktop gaming rig, but a laptop, thats another story. Go laptop> desktop, mobility is a MUST! , also remember that mos decent laptops come with Video/sound HDMI ports, so plug a wireles keyboard/mouse to your laptop and hook it up to any HDMI Plasma/LCD/LED TV and there you have your desktop. Laptops, specially powerhouse laptops are the way to go man.
If you really really want an Alienware laptop but wanna go budget, you can buy the chassis off the netz and custom build it yourself too if you like, just look around, several people selling their old alienware laptops, you can refurbish them to your tastes if you into that too. Since most parts are dell, they are pretty common to replace/swap.
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Hope it helps!