Another line to look at is the RoG (Republic of Gamers) line from Asus. I have been checking them out, and if you are ok with the "chiclet" style keyboard, there are some serious deals to be had. Good hardware, a slick design, and it even sports a backlit keyboard although it lacks the color control you would get with an Alien. Still, that's not important to some folks so I'd recommend taking a look at them.
And FYI - on Newegg the M15x is going for about 1k refurbed http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200315
That will play XIV, and it's half of what you would have paid for the same computer new (They are discontinued line). If you are willing to spend a couple hundred more than the link that Sal posted and want the flash of AW, check it out.