You can't argue that components are good, a i7-3840QM @ 2.8GHz, 16GB DDR3-1600, a 1TB HDD for storage and 256GB SSD for the OS and a pair of GeForce GTX 675Ms will give you great gaming performance on the 1080p integral screen or a larger external one.  If you do want a gaming laptop then getting one with $532 off the retail price is the best way to do it.  Just remember to pick up extra batteries.

Alienware M18x Core i7 Quad-core 1080p Gaming Laptop w/ 256GB SSD, Dual 2GB GDDR5 GeForce GTX 675M SLI

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