There are desktop replacements, like Asus' G73Jh series, and then there are desktop replacements, like the new Clevo X7200 gaming notebook introduced by AVADirect.
The X7200 is the successor to the Clevo D900F, and like its predecessor, the X7200 isn't aimed at the average notebook user. For starters, the X7200 supports both of Intel's hexacore desktop processors (Core i7 970 and 980X). It comes standard with a single GeForce GTX 480M graphics chip, but you can add a second for SLI.
"The X7200 custom gaming notebook is an immensely powerful portable gaming station, and finally allows our customers an uncompromising alternative to the conventional desktop gaming PC," says Misha Troshin, CMO and Co-Owner of AVADirect.
For $2,700, a base configuration keeps things on the pedestrian side with an Intel Core i7 930 processor, GeForce GTX 480M, 3GB of DDR3-1066 memory, a 500GB hard drive (5400RPM), and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. But for the money-is-no-object folk, you can go hog-wild with the above mentioned upgrades, plus up to 12GB of DDR3-1333 memory, up to three SSDs in a RAID 0 config, and various other enhancements bringing the total cost to over $10,000.