So my Alienware M14x R2 needs a new motherboard (out of warranty). it's going to cost $600-$700 for a new mobo to be installed. if I look on ebay, refurbed mobos are still $500+. Basic Specs: Intel i7-3610QM, 8gb RAM, 64gb mSATA SSD, 1tb HD, Nvidia GT 650M, 1600x900 screen, Blu-Ray drive. So my dillemma is: 1. Pay the money and get it fixed OR 2. Just pack it and buy a new laptop as $800-$1200 laptops are much better now. I've been told to do option 2, but honestly when I was at MLN, alot of the cheaper laptops, even if they had good specs, looked poorly made and you really had to pay $2k+ to get a decently put together unit. Now I use my desktop 80% of the time, and my laptop 20% of the time, but i'd still like to have a decent laptop. opinions?