you really can't beat the workmanship and custom stuff they put into their laptops. you could escape with a dell Inspiron or xps for a little less, but you wouldn't be getting the laptop you get from killer notebooks.
I'm waiting for 10X. Plus when I get the $$$$. I'll most likely buy the EX. Unless K/N has something better than that. Without going to the 20" Assassin
Executioner for sure! I got mine in December and i'm loving it. The performance will blow you away and the customer service is top notch. It is worth the cost to get the best of both worlds.
Not that it hasn't been said enough already :wink: but I highly reccomend a K|N Executioner as well. Had mine for a little while and it still amazes me. As far as DX10... As long as the new cards will fit in there (I have faith in Mark cramming them in somehow) I am planning on upgrading my Executioner from the 7950GTX when I can.