Craig, I couldn't have said it better. Alienware hit me exactly where it needed to, the business notebook. I was looking for a small pc notebook weighing less than 5 pounds with good battery life, and performance up the wazoo in terms of applications, etc.
I'm also a gamer, but I couldn't give a poo about playing games on that thing. If I really wanted to play games, well, that's what my desktop is for. I don't want to shell out my 2k for a bulky notebook that weighs 10 pounds. My buddy has an area-51m and I would never buy something like that.
And yeah, we could've bought the system from someone else...but there's something about those alien eyes that makes me feel warm inside.
I'm in phase 4, ETA for production in a week, so they tell me.