[citation][nom]malcolm22[/nom]The reason for alienware is the ease of transport to lan party. you dont want to carry a Desktop plus keyboard plus monitor around.[/citation]
Although once you get to the lan party, are you constantly moving around your laptop? For most people, not really. Since you're primary only moving the computer to and from the party, a desktop is not going to be that much of a burden to bring to a lan party.
Truth is, the only real good point about gaming laptops in general is there good for really small spaces that a desktop would be taking to much room. Like a college dorm room for example.
They are good to move around the house in. Change of scenery. Play Starcraft2 at the kitchen table. Get together at friends house for lan match. There is a lot to be said for portability. Plus drivers and hardware tend to be more standardized, so when it comes time to slick the machine, it isn't as much hassle to locate drivers. I have an m18x and love it.
[citation][nom]alhanelem[/nom]why would i spend that much on a gaming laptop when i can get a desktop twice as good for that price?[/citation]
So you can take it with you to lan parties even once you reach my age?