I just replaced my 9 year old desktop dinosaur with a sporty new HP notebook (specs below).
It's like I've never really SEEN flightsim before! I'm running FS9 with all settings pinned on high and getting a solid 40fps on a 17.3in widescreen display. It's beautiful.
Now I can finally think about upgrading to FS-10.
So far I can highly recommend this machine...