Alienware should sell external GPUs!
Imagine this: you buy a business notebook like a Latitude E6220 because you need something that doesn't fail in the middle of work. At your workplace and at home, you dock it to a docking station and use external monitors, keyboard, etc.
But you can't play modern games on it with decent framerates... WELL, ACTUALLY YOU CAN!
If you never heard of external GPUs for laptops, you can read about it here:
Several members of that forum have created such a setup by themselves, but you can also see a commercial product here:
An external GPU, or eGPU, is a way to have a desktop video card used by your laptop to output graphics to an external monitor. It can be linked to an ExpressCard or a mPCIe slot. There is a limiting factor: the ExpressCard slots do not have enough bandwidth to support a top-tier desktop card. Nevertheless, decently-powered cards such as the Nvidia GTX 560 Ti (not 560m -- I am talking about the desktop card!) can be used and yield very good results. For example, a member who linked a GTX 560 Ti to his HP Elitebook 2560p (a 12-inch business ultrabook!) got 148.3 fps on the Resident Evil 5 benchmark! The link for the NBR forums above has hundreds of benchmarks showing that this setup WORKS. It even works on some Dell laptops, such as all Latitudes and Precisions. With the appearance of Thunderbolt, which offers huge bandwidth and a simpler cable setup, the time for eGPUs to boom is NOW.
Alienware should offer a product like this. It would feature a case in Alienware's style, like its desktops, with changeable lights and the Alien logo. It would connect via ExpressCard and Thunderbolt. Like all Dell products, it should be customizable: the case color and the actual GPU used can be selected.