My work is buying me a new laptop and i get to choose what i want (99% certain i'm going with alienware). This is exactly the type of thing I can never make-up my mind about. I don't really use a desktop at home anymore (i'm never there) so I'd like the bigger screen for gaming (and so i can see more code at once, of course), however, I really am a lazy bastard and I hate carrying stuff around, so in a way i think smaller and lighter is better. I'll basically be carrying it to and from home/school/work every day. I'm still not any closer to making a decision though. Do 8lb laptops get heavy fast? My last one fit easily in an LV Robusto and it kinda makes sense to keep that form-factor but the big screens are so sexy, especially the wide ones. And I haven't played any fps in a while. would be fun to play on a big laptop with an integrated geforce go 7900 gtx. What's your preference?