If you want a reasonably compact all-purpose laptop that's got the chops for high-end gaming, then consider Alienware's M15x. Our reviewer tossed every game he had at it, and the laptop delivered great video and smooth gameplay (read our review for details). Alienware's high-end laptop usually sells for about $1900 with a zippy quad-core CPU. Dell Home has it on sale for about $1600 these days. For a limited time you can use coupon code BHW1L0MX0D?MCX at checkout to get an even better deal: only $1549, with free shipping.
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