I bought this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834220520
and it came Wednesday. Now that I've had a little time to play with, I must say I'm happy with it. Looks nice, no 'I'm a 13 year old boy' lightning bolt design. It runs WoW well, I had almost everything maxed out and was getting playable frames in Dalaran. Filtering was turned to 4x, shadows down some and the new graphics thing off. I ran the Lost Coast video stress and it hit around 78 FPS avg, with everything set to max. TF2 ran great as well, though I didn't have any demo to run to get an FPS score for that. So on that front I'm pretty satisfied.
It doesn't have as many bells and whistles as my old machine, it lacks s-video, though oddly the included an s-video to rca adapter, but it does have an hdmi port and a vga port so its not completely without video-out options. It also doesn't have firewire, which would have been nice but I can't recall ever using that port on my old machine, nor do I own anything with firewire. My biggest complaint is probably the speakers, and I think a lot of that has to do with their positioning. They're on the front side, which is tapered, so its more like they're on the bottom of the laptop. So the sound is directed towards my abdomen rather than my head, where my ears happen to be. The upshot is headphones are a 110% improvement.
It runs fairly cool, an ice block compared to my old machine. That said I'll probably pick up a cooler for when I'm running games, a fairly cheap investment to hopefully keep my machine running longer. I ran some action scenes from the Dark Knight batman movie to test out its video. I can't say I noticed anything out of place. Then again I'm not much of a videophile to notice minute differences nor pretentious enough to pretend I can.
I'm sure I could have spent more to get something better, but for $814 after shipping I gotta say I'm happy with this.