Indeed affordable. Where you once hit 5 grand you are now in the 1 to 2 grand region. Then again I ran in some fellow that really should have gone with a desktop. After popping 3 grand into the laptop it's never left the desktop.
I'm big on games (online gaming especially) so i need good graphics and quality without slow connections and too much lag. Other than that the basics are all i need: internet, media player, etc. Any suggestions?