yeah, no. unless you plan to waste most of your budget on LED lights, Alienware offers the worst in regards to performance per dollar. and i'm not all that into gaming laptops.
an i7-3630QM+675m+8gb 1600x900 17.3" Alienware will costs you $1.8K+.
an i7-3630QM+675m+16gb 1920x1080 17.3" CyberPowerPC will costs you $1.3K+.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834198027
i reckon there are better options though. Sager, MSI, Cyberpower, ibuypower, and Asus offer some good specs for a good deal less over Alienware.