Thanks for your response biolguy. I actually got a chance to check out the Studio 15, Studio 17 and XPS 16 at Best Buy the other day. The Studio 17 is just too big for me. I can't imagine trying to lug that thing to work or through the airports. You mention that with the specs I'm looking for that I would have difficulty finding a prebuilt, do you have any recommendations for cases and other parts that I should consider if I was going to build this laptop myself?