Yeah, Media Access Controllers are a bit difficult to work with at first. But once you got your terminal foo down. They aren't that bad. Check out some 17" laptops from Lenovo Y, Gigabyte, Asus ROG, MSI, SAGER/CLEVO, and if you want some premium priced goods, Razer and Alienware if you want to venture into that zone. There are some 980M laptops in the sub $2000 range I think. That'd be nice to have (just be sure to buy a well rated/reviewed laptop cooler with it).