Why did I say that the new Alienware M15x and M17x are a gamer's dream? To start off it has a design appealing to most gamers and the M15x features a 8800mGTX. The M17x features dual 8800mGTXs running in SLI. A single 8800mGTX is about 2.5x faster than the 8700mGT and 3-3.5x faster than a 8600mGT. A single 8800mGTX is even faster than two 7950GTX cards running in SLI. They're both thin enough to be considered portable and even have a really nice 1920x1200 screen. One more thing: one of these cards can run Crysis at 1600x1200 on a high-very high combo and get a 24fps average on pre-beta drivers. The second-best part? They're going to be priced aggressively. Rumors suggest about $3,300 will get you a 1920x1200 17" screen, a 2.4GHz C2D, and dual 8800mGTXs. $2,200 will get you a 15" (with 1920x1200 option) screen, a 2.4GHz C2D (or 2.2GHz, not sure) and a single 8800mGTX. For an extra premium you can configure both models with C2D Extreme processors.
I need a portable notebook that can handle all the newest games without a hitch, is a great value, has an awesome design, and will be able to run all the latest games for atleast another 2-3 years on max settings. I was leaning towards a MacBook Pro (I'm in love with the design quality and Mac OSX), but I don't think I'll sacrifice hardcore gaming for a Mac. Unless Apple puts dual 8800mGTXs in the next MBP (extremely unlikely, I would put a lot more consideration towards a MBP if it gets a single 8800mGTX), the M17x will be my next *****... I mean computer. Now to start saving up...
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By the way, if Dell offers the M1730 with dual 8800mGTXs at a reasonable price I'd be all over that !