I need a high end laptop, by which I mean solid construction, good quality components, etc but with one special requirement - support for two monitors. That excludes the Macbooks. I love the Thinkpads (W, T) but they don't support a microphone in at all(!).
I don't mind needing a docking station for the multi-monitors. I'm thinking a "real" graphics card with 512+ of dedicated video memory. I don't mind if it is 14 inch or 18 inch frankly, but would prefer to save on the inch-ness so I can spend more on the configuration.