Look around at the folk having troubles booting other OSes on the new UEFI laptops.
Also, we read things like the following:
"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
So for games, you may see many consumers that will always get the i7 when that's not what makes a machine game.
It appears there is much to learn today. And nod to machines like the Alienware.
I'm in the market for a new laptop (High end, Games, Movies, ect. 2000$ish). My problem is I'd prefer not to go with Apple's Macbook Pro because of Apples limitations(Very frustrated with how Apple limits what you can do on the Iphone(Only apple experience I have) and assume it's the same for the Macbooks) but it seems to me everywhere I look nothing compares in looks, size , and weight, While the performance may be a little behind the curve its still acceptable. Any suggestions? The help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.....