Buying a gaming laptop can be a daunting task. Machines can be found in all shapes and sizes, from uber-pricey thin-and-lights to oversized behemoths. While a wide selection is great there has to be some sort of benchmark that gamers can look to. Alienware serves that purpose. The brand, now owned by Dell, is known for offering powerful, high-quality machines. You can literately build the perfect laptop for your demanding gaming needs. The latest offering is the Alienware 18 [starting at $2,099]. It features NVIDIA® GeForce®GTX 800M graphics, 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors and comes with Windows® 7 Home Premium (64bit).