My laptop before I bought my Sager was a Panasonic toughbook CF-37. I have nothing but good things to say about it. It had a REAL alloy case, great keyboard with larger than average keys and was pretty light. It just isn't made to play games and is probably about 4 years old or so. A celeron 366 and some graphics card I've never heard of just didn't cut it for playing games though. If they made a desktop replacement in the toughbook line I probably would have looked at it pretty close.