Originally Posted by carnageX
I disagree with the Alienware comment. You're paying for a brand more than anything (like what you do with Apple).
I understand that you overpay for what you get, but it's good quality. i've had great customer support from the alienware team (Dell) which is what apple lacks.
Now for what laptop to buy? I'm still standing by the side of an asus G75VW. especially if it fits your budget well, an Alienware m17x R4 seems to have better specs at glance, and has a better benchmark rating. but the price is too damn high for what its worth. besides, if your able to pay about $1,400 for the laptop and which should last a good 3 years, you can just make a savings pool for a new laptop or desktop in the future.