Do you have a desktop that you can upgrade to (say) 4870x2 GFX card, or GTX295??, or do you want a gaming laptop for LAN party, or just home use (Gaming in the house, when and were you want it.
It's a lot of money clueless, 3.5K, no responses yet on these forums, probably due to the fact that it wouldn't be money "well spent". Is it something you've been thinking about for a while, or perhaps you would "like" a gaming laptop because you've seen one doing "benchmarks, games lime crysis, and would like to be part of it.
Well,i've lloked at the M17, and it's as good as it gets foraround your budget. With Two 9800GT's in SLI, and a 2.8 CPU, it matches many desktops, but would probably cost sub 2K. Well, you;ll have the cool factor i guess, and if YOU WANT ONE, it is your choice, and your hobby/enthusiasm. Best of look finding one. Would have a look on extendedwarrentees too - like 3 years for example.
laptops aren't upgradable like there dektop counterpart, but a high-end Alien ware should be good for gaming for a few years. Not sure about batt life though:)