I recently returned a Dell e1705 for chronic BSOD (Multiple IRP Complete Requests).
It's configuration was: T2500, 2 GIG 667 Mhz RAM, 60 GIG HD @ 7200, DVD R/W, Nvidia go 7800, 17" WUXGA display.
Other than the BSOD problem, I liked the setup. But since Dell and many others that I tried to work with were unable to resolve the issue (unfortunately ran out of time and had to return the system before I joined this exchange), I am now looking for a new laptop.
Since then, I have been very keen on the SAGER NP5760 and the ASUS Z96J.
I could go either value (ASUS) or performance (SAGER), but I would like the machine to be able to game at least decently (FPS and RTS mainly) with at least good graphics capabilities (the ATI x1600 card would be minimum I would have to say).
Dual core processor, 2 G RAM (667 preferred), 7200 rpm HD, WSXGA or WUXGA display.