The bigger the gaming laptop is, the more powerful it is. At least that's been the experience I've had in my gaming laptop-reviewing career. A bigger chassis means more bells and whistles, better heat management, and a larger, more vivid display.
When Alienware recently discontinued its M11x line of compact laptops, many feared the age of the 11-inch gaming machine had come to a close. Origin PC keeps the tiny dream alive with its EON11-S, so small it photographs well next to an Xbox 360 controller.