Originally Posted by Sauron
Laptops? Seems a little silly. Alienware are close on to being the best. Theres Falcon of course as well. Alienware is expensive and I can't really see the cost of getting a Alienware laptop...laptops are soo difficult for gaming.
Most of the attraction for a gaming laptop is to be able to transport it easily (i.e. LAN parties.) All you need is a regular mouse to use, and it's basically the same as a normal computer in terms of feeling. For very discerning gamers (like me), you can also use a regular keyboard with it. But it's a heck of a lot easier than lugging an ATX case and a 17" monitor around.
Also, someone may need a laptop for a job or school and doesn't want to buy another computer to game at home with.
Also, Alienware is probably the worst, unless you hate money. They use the Clevo platforms (same as Sager and Hypersonic and many others), but they charge a lot because of the superficial crap they add. In general, you get what you pay for, but with Alienware you are not paying for performance.
That Sager in my signature cost me $2500 last April. Configuring a Dell with those specs resulted in around $4000. And my customer service isn't in India (Dell) and they don't ignore you (Alienware.) The best way to get a feel is to just go and configure some computers on those companies' websites. You will find out who's gouging their customers.