I'm not sure why "thinnest" would be in any way important to a gamer? Shouldn't "fastest" gaming notebook be the goal?
I'm not sure why "gaming" belongs with "laptop"...
Maybe they're for highly mobile gamers who have trouble carrying a laptop? ;)
I'll take power>portability any day.
Surprised at the comments here. To me, these slim rigs seem like a major breakthrough. Those are great specs (particularly if you add the SSD option), and to get all that with such a large display in a sub-6lb laptop is just incredible.
If nothing else, a gamer can use this as a good mobile option while still using it for work or casual around-the-home use; you just can't do that with a 14lb gaming rig.