Alienware M11x R3 vs. the world

I'm looking into highly portable gaming laptops and the M11x R3 seems to be a reasonable choice - though in all honesty I don't know about anything else that would directly compete with it. I'm looking at one with Core i7, higher spec GPU, SSD and 8GB of RAM. I'm playing only two games on PC, Need for Speed World and MS Flight, no FPS, no Frostbite 2 etc. (I'm a console gamer - 360 - normally), I don't need a super powerful machine, just one that does a decent job.

Would you know about any comparable laptop? Also, do you expect a refresh anytime soon?

Thanks for the constructive feedback in advance!