Originally Posted by Brownjohn
If you want an inexpensive gaming laptop, check out the Alienware m11x. It starts at $799. Otherwise, if you want something inexpensive, Toshiba, Sony, and Asus are the best.
Here's a couple reviews on the m11x from engadget
This! I have the M11x and it's awesome. Portable, battery life, awesome gfx card for such a small machine. It can play any game I've thrown at it, BFBC2, Metro 2033 albeit lows and avg 25FPS with those games, still very playable. Affordable too, don't get thrown off by the ULV 1.3Ghz C2D, it can be bios overclocked with one setting and bam 1.6Ghz. Also Best Buy sells this now for $899, with upgrades that's $100 cheaper than on Dell's site. Plus many applications out there now allow for GPU usage and since the 335m in a nice card, it helps in encoding etc. good luck!