I'm looking for a laptop which can do some reasonable gaming (Star Craft 2 and Civ V are what I'm currently playing). I do quite a bit of travel and find myself wishing my current thin-and-light could play something enjoyable. I love the 10 hour battery life on my thin-and-light, but it's woefully underpowered.
For screen size, 14" - 15" size. No 1366x768 for me, I'd like something higher than that. Battery life is somewhat important, I'd like at least 3 hours. I generally prefer NVidia because I've historically had better luck using it on a 2nd partition with Linux. At least 500G of storage, perhaps even 750G. For RAM, 4G would be sufficient. I'm willing to pay extra for some decent build quality. $1,400 is my upper limit on what I'd like to spend. I'd like a decent keyboard; my previous laptop was a Lenovo T60p w/dedicated graphics which was great until my 3 year old decided to destroy it.
The Alienware m14x looks nice, but I figured there were deals to be had on other brands.
Home: Corsair 760T, Seasonic 760 Platinum, Z170 Deluxe, 6700k @ 4.2 GHz, NH-D15, 16G DDR4 2400, 850 EVO 1T, 840 EVO 256G, GTX 1080, U3011, Linux, Windows 10
Work: Arc Midi, 650TX, P8Z77-V LK, 3770, 32G, 830 128G, 2x1TB, NVS 295, 2xU3014, Linux