this thread is now very confusing, i assume thanks to Ape and an unkown spammer...
@OP though, Alienware are not usually that quick to offer the latest laptop parts in their Mx series. you may want to keep an eye on iBuypower or origin too.
as buwish said though, its probably worth emailing dell (though last time i did so, i was ignored entirely)
I called dell and they were clueless, couldnt even help me customize. I also emailed info@alienware and got an automated reply saying this communication channel is no longer available, call dell.... :-(
I know that i can get a cheaper brand with better parts for the price, but I promised myself after buying my last HP which was out of date the week after i bought it, i wouldnt cheap out.
But wondering if it worth buying the extreme chip and buying the 8mb ram for $1100?
A single GTX 285 is a little weaker than a single 5870, in the the case of the laptop I linked you are getting two GTX 285s instead of the one 5870 you would get with the Asus G73. And, no one is currently offering a laptop with 2 5870's.
You can try and wait a month and see if anyone comes out with one, but I can't guarantee that it's going to happen. So it basically comes down to: Do you want a laptop with a single HD 5870, get good performance and the DX 11 option. Or do you want a system that will provide a little better overall performance, but lack the DX 11 option.
I am speaking with dell about every day at the moment trying to get my broken laptop beeing replaced... Today i spoke once again with a tech support guy and asked what i could expect for a replacement.
At the moment he mentioned most proberbly i would be offered a dual 5870 card since my old config is having a sli setup at the moment and is out of production, a replacement would be selected by dell.
I hope to hear some more information in the upcomming week and see if they indeed can deliver a dual 5870 setup as they where mentioning today to me.