I, like many of you out there, have been waiting a while for Apple to update the Mini, or surprise us with some sort of entry into the gaming sector. Gaming has surpassed movies and television as the leader in money and time spent by the average Joe for entertainment, and I thought it was time Apple thought outside the box and stuck their toe in the water, especially with the whole "Steam Box" idea that is bubbling to the surface. WWDC came and went, and so did the recent "update" to the Mini. I've got a MBP to do OS X on, I just want to game for God's sake, so time to give up on some solution from Apple. Have any of you taken a hard look at the Alienware Alpha? It's really starting to get some good press from various sources. Dell has finally divulged the processors available for it and the make of the proprietary GPU. And, there have been a number of recent videos showing 1080P/high settings performance over a wide range of games, and the FPS is consistently above 50, sometimes into the 80's or 90's. And that's on the base config, i3. I'm interested in the i5 (4590) or i7 (4765), so they would only be better than those videos show. The bundled GPU is a special version of a Maxwell-based GTX 870M, and it looks like a pretty capable GPU on the sites I've checked on. What do you guys think? Every other blog/news site I read comments on, it's always a ton of guys saying how much they hate Alienware (with no basis given), or how you could build a better rig for half the cost (but GPU and CPU on offer alone would exceed that value). I'd love to hear what the calmer, more collected, typically more intelligent, and never emotional or biased (okay, I'm kidding now ) user base of MacRumors has to say on it.