Definitely consider a MSI GT780DXR, which would come in well under budget compared to Alienware. Also, Dell is worth some consideration. Their desktop replacement range such as XPS 17 is worth thinking about. And yes, Asus is a good make for gaming, too, as others have mentioned. There's a good review of one of their top end laptops, the Asus Automobili Lamborghini VX7, linked. The reviewer mentions the G53SW also, which is a bit cheaper. All worth considering.
3/12/12 at 5:09am