Just ordered Dell XPS fully loaded 1 gig ram, 60 gb HD @ 7200 rpm, 3.4 GHz, with Mobility 9800 256mb for 2,660...can alienware beat that? I just sold my Area-51m for 3100 on ebay. My system was probably the most unstable system I've ever seen, seeing that I had to reload XP about 5 times straight out of the box. I used to rant about the no upgrade, but I realized there is no point and the only way to get my money's worth is to sell this piece of sh** and get dell. Even when I called the "all mighty" alienware support usually I had rude technicians who only could reccomend reinstall XP. Dell's service just gave the new graphics card for free to my best friend who bought XPS month and half ago...alienware won't even make official announcement for bringing 9800 to users who want upgradeability. I highly recommend that while you can...sell your alienware laptop and get XPS. I am just glad i'm done with alienware. Their false advertisements and lack of responce to customer dissatifaction has convinced me not to spend $3,750 on one of their systems. Alienware is not taking it's mobile gamers seriously and I am glad I don't have to listen to all there bull-s*** talk and no action!