I bought an Alienware M17x R4 laptop. Yeah, yeah, overpriced. Why did I get it? One main reason: It has an HDMI input. I absolutely can't find another laptop with an Hdmi INPUT (meaning that I can plug in my PS3, etc to it's display).
Processor 2.40 (boost to 3.40) GHz Intel Core i7 3630QM
RAM 6 GB (I just ordered a 4gb 1600mhz sticks to replace the stock ones)
Hard Drive 1TB (also bought a 128gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD as well)
GFX card: AMD 7970M. It's the best AMD gfx card that rivals Nvidia's flagship GTX680m from what I've read...
I maxed out my Amazon card with this, so no more headphone purchases for awhile...
Looks like it's LCD2 for now.
Also looks like I'm gonna FINALLY get into some PC gaming.
I sold my desktop to family, and I'm selling my monitor. This will do it all, literally. I might end up selling my 65" plasma as well.
Here's the Amazon page (different configuration but it shows what the M17x does)
Holy crap. Never thought you'd plunk down for that kind of laptop.
A friend of mine ordered an Alienware M18x a while back, pretty loaded to the gills. IIRC, it was packing dual GTX 680Ms, a pair of 256 GB SSDs in RAID 0, and other beefy hardware that $4,400 or so can buy...though some annoying flaws included the keyboard rollover (can't run diagonally with certain WASD or ESDF combinations and jump at the same time) and the fact that the sound got all crackly whenever dedicated graphics were enabled. I sure hope the M17x has neither of those issues, though you may be able to get around the sound issues with a Xonar U3.
If you don't want to futz around with MotioninJoy for your DualShock 3 pads on that machine (and I'm pretty sure you'll want a gamepad for certain PC games, especially on a laptop), I could offer you a Logitech F710 I'm not using that's like new. Great pad, but I've got a bunch of other ones I can use that offer more flexibility, even if they're less straightforward driver-wise.
Hope to see you on Steam soon!
Edited by NamelessPFG - 3/28/13 at 12:21pm