Let Me try this again! I am looking for a GREAT gaming laptop. Price isn't an issue, nor is weight. I was looking at the Alienware M17x Core i7XM 2.0GHz extreme. My only issue is with the graphics card options, Dual 1GB ATI Radeon™ Mobility HD 4870 in CrossfireX. I haven't really heard anything good or bad about them.
I will select the max ram I can cram in the machine, and 2 500GB in raid 0 array. As a network administrator I am more comfortable with Windows I was planning on Windows 7 Ultimate.
As for types of games, real time RPG, and about anything else I can get my hands on, as I live and work in Iraq, I have free time, and you can only watch so much TV, especially when it's all old series re-runs.
Blu-ray Reader/dvd RW/CD RW
I will do some work on it but that is not the prime usage it's gaming and internet browsing...music management and movie copying....I have a 16 TB raid that I copy DVDs to so that I can watch them when I want on my TV through my popcorn hour. This allows me to not have to store a huge number of DVDs here in Iraq.