I am wondering if it is worth getting a gaming-level laptop just so i can have some power even if it isn't for games. I understand that they don't last long (battery) and are heavy, but they seem to be really powerful and could last me long. I was wondering if it is possible to lower the power usage by disabling some memory or lowering graphics/cpu power. The ASUS G73JH looks really good value for what your getting and is under $2000 compared to the dell M17X which easily goes for $3000+. Even toshibas seem pretty expensive compared to ASUS.