New Alienware laptop today. Nice machine. Heavy Crazy lighting albeit really a useless feature .... Core I7 , windows 8, 8GB Ram and 1GB Nividia graphics card... Windows 8 is definetly a different beast. The jury is still out but my initial thought is a laptop from HP with this spec package would cost 500 dollars less than having the funky alien shape and logo and lighting package.. will see you it handles the big stuff in the coming months .