Ok so its not the latest gaming machine but this should handle most things IMO. Its vista, but W7 is easy enough to get hold of.
Processor Intel® Core 2 Duo Penryn (T9300 - 2.50 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 6MB)
Screen 17" WXGA (1440x900 Color Shine)
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
RAM HIGH (4096MB 4GB)
Hard Drive 640GB (2 x 320GB HDD)
Optical Drive Blu-Ray Writer (Blu-Ray HD Writer + DVD-RW & CD-RW)
Graphics Dedicated (NVIDIA® GeForce® 8700M GT with 1GB Dedicated Memory with NVIDIA SLI Technology)
Wireless LAN Wireless (WIFI LINK A,B,G,N Includes MIMO)
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam
Card Reader 5-in-1 card reader (SD//MS/MS-Pro/MMC/xD-Picture card)
USB Ports 4x USB 2.0 Ports
Bluetooth Version 2.0
Speakers High Definition Audio Support with Integrated Stereo Speakers
Modem 56.6K Modem
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
ExpressCard ExpressCard/54 slot
HDMI 1 HDMI Connector
Firewire IEEE 1394 port
E-sata 1x eSATA Connector
Battery Life 2-3 Hours (up to 3 hours with power management)
Weight 4-5 Kg (This Model 4.79 Kg)
Warranty ASUS 2 Year Global Hardware Warranty
Turbo Memory 1GB Turbo Memory
Here's a review from May 2009 @ £1549
At nearly 5kg, Asus's G70S is one of the heaviest laptops here.
Its car bonnet-like metallic design has a series of coloured lights which, among other things, can be set to flash in time with processor activity or when a new email arrives. A small display above the keyboard can show information on the number of unread emails you have or the battery's charge, but its usefulness is limited as it can show only one thing at a time.
The G70S is the only laptop here to offer SLI graphics. Its two GeForce 8700M GT chips are paired in SLI mode, so it stormed through our Call of Duty 4 test at 41.6fps. It can even play the most demanding titles, such as Crysis, but you'll have to settle for less detailed graphics and a lower screen resolution.
It wasn't quite as fast in our Windows benchmarks, where its fast 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo T9300 processor was outpaced by the Acer Aspire 8930G's quad-core processor.
The G70S has the shortest battery life of any desktop-replacement laptop here at one hour and 21 minutes, but given its weight it's unlikely to move far from your desk. The G70S is one of only two laptops here that can burn as well as read Blu-ray discs. There's plenty of storage space thanks to the two 320GB disks.
Disappointingly for the price, the 17in widescreen display has only a 1,440x900 resolution, which is low compared with the competition. Its viewing angles aren't very wide and images have a beige cast, but it's easily the brightest display of any desktop-replacement laptop here.
Despite the G70S's width, the numeric keypad has a squashed non-standard layout. The keys feel a little springy, but overall the keyboard is comfortable to use. Extra function keys on the left of the keyboard can be used for different commands in games.
Asus's G70S is the best laptop here for gaming, but you pay a high price for it. If the ultimate 3D gaming performance isn't very important, Acer's Aspire 8930G is better value.