What kind of battery life do you expect to get with that beast? I mean isn't the point of getting a laptop to have it be portable and functional. It's hardly either of those when you are restricted to an outlet. I agree with him that for the cost/functionality/power combination it's hardly practical.Not every games with first person shooters. This is more than enough for decent gaming, and is suited to be good enough for a home desktop and a portable device.
The joke is old get over it, it can game fine. I'd much rather carry a laptop to a lan, and I don't wanna get dirty looks when I walk into the local coffee shop with my tower/screen/cords.
Back on topic, looks like a good machine, i'd be a little more comfortable with a 17" screen and 10-key