Alienware are pretty costly, but they come hooked up. (When they work)
This is slightly off topic... but if you are considering Alienware I think you should know.
The Area 51-M, with a decent setup (P4 3.2, 1GB DDR RAM, 60 GB 7200 RPM HDD, ATI 9600 - 128 MB, 16.5 Display)
Costs about $3500.00 ...that aint NO JOKE....
A buddy of mine just got one (I guess he tried to "overpower" me with his new laptop... BUT to his avail....the integrated NIC didnt work... HA HA
He was pissed! He came over to my house so I can take a look at it, and after a few test, that sucker was dead.
He got the warranty on it so I told him to call the tech support to get an RMA, I don't know why but we had the most ignorant tech I have ever talked to. I was 3 steps ahead of him. Everything he suggested I did he even had the balls to say that "this is not a game" and that he "didnt believe I rebooted the PC" . I was in shock! After 2 1/2 hours my buddy gave me the phone and I had to set things in place. It was horrible, I had to ask for a supervisor and let him have it. After another half hour with the superviser.. they came to the same conclusion I did.. the NIC was not working... (DUH!)
It was the worst helpdesk experience I have ever had.
Anyway, they agreed to the RMA and now my friend is waiting for his brand new $3500 laptop.....
Also... I would go with the ATI!!!