Is it actually possible to construct an 18.4-inch gaming laptop that isn't unsightly? Our bets are on no (unless HP's Envy line creeps up a bit in size), but as your mum always proclaimed, it's the beauty on the inside that truly counts. Following in the footsteps of Eurocom's frighteningly similar X8100 Leopard, the Lesance GSN801GAW packs an 18.4-inch display (1920 x 1080 resolution), a potent quad-core 1.73GHz Core i7 940XM Extreme Edition CPU, 8GB of DDR3-1333 memory and your choice of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M (2GB) or two ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870's in CrossFire. There's also a Blu-ray burner, 160GB worth of SSD (in a RAID 0 configuration), USB 3.0 sockets, Windows 7 Home Premium, an ExpressCard slot, multicard reader, HDMI / DVI output, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and an inbuilt webcam. Naturally, an ideal runtime is but 1.5 hours, and it weighs just over a dozen pounds -- if neither of those tidbits faze you, it'll be topping out soon in Japan for ¥439,800 ($5,420).

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Lesance GSN801GAW gaming laptop packs 18.4-inch LCD, oodles of ugly and serious muscle