I have an opportunity to take this deal but do not know if it is worth it or not. I need advice from the members here who have been involved with mobile desktop replacements and have a better understanding on the tech behind the gaming systems. The Cost: $1800 The deal: less than 4 months old - Alienware M17x Specifications: Color: Black Lid, Black Base, Black Keyboard Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) Processor: Intel® Core(tm) 2 Quad Processor Q9000 Processor Speed: 2.0GHz Level 2 Cache: 6MB Level 2 Cache Front Side Bus: 1066MHz Frontside Bus RAM Installed / Max RAM Supported: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM Hard Drive: 500GB Hard Drive Multimedia Drive: Blu-ray/CD/DVD Combo Drive Display Type: 17" Widescreen UXGA Display Internal Max Resolution: 1920 x 1200 Video Card: Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M Video Memory: 1024MB Sound Card: High Definition Audio Chipset Sound Output Mode: 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Network Features: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Wireless Network Features: Internal Wireless a/g/draft-n with MIMO (2x2) Technology); Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR Memory Card Reader: 8-in-1 Media Card Reader Ports and Connectors: (4) Hi-speed USB 2.0 Ports; (1) eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo (2-in-1 port) with PowerShare; (1) IEEE 1394a (4-pin) Port; DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA - Video Output; Front Speakers Audio Out Connector / Headphone Jack; Center Speaker and Subwoofer Audio Out Connector / Headphone Jack; Rear Surround Audio Out Connector; Audio In / Microphone Jack Expansion Slots: (1) ExpressCard Slot Built-In Devices: (2) Front Speakers, 2.0MP Webcam Input Device: AlienFX(tm) Illuminated Keyboard - Exclusive Design Included Battery: 9 Cell Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Dimensions: (WxDxH) 15.98" x 12.65" x 2.02"-2.11" Weight: 11.68 lbs Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty included: original box and all the original manuals Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse X8 (wireless razor gaming mouse) Zalman notebook cooler NC2000 Creative gaming headset (no model known) Game: Crysis Maximum Edition Game: FEAR 2 I've never been a laptop owner, I use a IBM Thinkpad R51e for a work laptop and it is slower than a snail. I'm seriously thinking about breaking down my custom waterbox E8500 // 4870x2 and selling components and going mobile with a mobile desktop replacement. Is this a decent deal or am I just wasting my time with it?