Alienware 17 Series http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-17/pd.aspx I'm looking at the one on the far right $2,200 with Windows 7. Alienware 18 Series http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-18/pd.aspx I'm looking at the middle one $2,300 with Windows 7. Processors: i7-4710MQ up to i7-4910MQ processor Video Cards Nvidia 860m GTX (x2) for 18 inch or straight Radeon R9 M290X (4 gig) for the 17 inch. Thoughts 1. I don't like 18 inch laptops, and SLI video cards are probably overkill 2. I think the base processors offered on each system are ok. 3. The Radeon R9 M290X , per GPU Boss, outperforms the Nvidia 860 period. 4. The Nvidia 880's are too overpriced to be worth getting 5. I plan to buy in July or August, and the life cycle of this is 2.5 to 3 years. 6. I am totally out of the desktop scene so gaming laptop is my thing. 7. I am only going to purchase one of the Alienware's linked above.