Out of curiosity, why do you suggest the x0ticPc's over the Asus G51V? If I were to get an x0ticPc, which would be the best gaming machine for my $1500 budget? I don't mean to flip flop, but I am also considering the Macbook Pro (13-inch: 2.26GHz and 4gig of memory). I mentioned that I want to play games, but after I did some thinking, I'll probably be playing only one game. I looked at the games for Macs and I'm considering Quake 3 Live and Unreal Tournament 2004.
Can I have an enjoyable gaming experience playing those on a Mac? (I won't be using bootcamp)
I know Macs are more expensive, but I do like that they are less likely to get infected by viruses. I go on porn sites quite frequently and I've been exposed to a virus because of it. I also get stupid error messages and the occasional blue screen of death, which really annoys me. If I buy a Macbook pro by next week, I can get a free Ipod Itouch. So that'll be cool, plus I do get a $100 off student discount and I can get a printer/copier/scanner for $20 after the $100 mail in rebate.