Well I've noticed that the prices have been dropping on alienware machines and you actually can get coupons or discounts, which rarely happened in years past. Out of curiosity what SSD drive did you buy? I'm going to buy a 120 gig one myself within the week I just didn't know between OCz (64 mb cache) or Intel, everyone seems to say Intel SSD's are the superior ones.
Congrats on the 17x, I'm just going with my M1730 and a M15x atm with the core i7. Pretty much ones a desktop and the other is a laptop.. you can guess which one is which, lol.