With everything but 3D (which is more of a gimmic anyway) Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 15.6" "Sandy Bridge" Laptop $1034
Core i7-2630QM quad core CPU, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Blu-ray Combo drive, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ GT 555M graphics.
Weighs around 5.95lbs (2.7kg) and measures .86" at its thinnest point, and features smooth metal shell and SRS Premium Sound and JBL speakers.
Since MMORPGs look much nicer on a large screen display you could get an external 1920x1080 LCD and use that for gaming (and school work in the dorm).
As you can see I obviously didn't know exactly what I needed or what I was looking for. I've been looking at this laptop you've suggested and it looks great! (Not to mention the drastic price difference as well!)
I originally was looking into a Macbook Pro 15", but decided I could get a lot more out of a PC for lower cost. I was just looking for too much!
I've got to agree with phantom, the 555 model is a little low end for gaming, sure it'll run most modern games at mid to high graphics but the extra power needed for the 3D addition is going to keep it in the mid to low range for the high end games.
For pure 3D gaming goodness the Alienware is still the best, but really, 3D gaming on a laptop? You can save 200 - 400 dollars and get a nice Alienware m14x or m15x and an external monitor.
Look up the Asus G73, its brand new out of asus and I've heard nothing but great things about it so far (also it is a 3d laptop if you really have your heart set on that expense).