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Is this laptop good for gaming?

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July 6, 2014 7:54:14 AM

Hi I am looking to get a new laptop. It is the HP Pavilion 17. I have heard that this laptop is more for casual use, but I was wondering with these upgrades could it be good for gaming? Thanks

Windows 8.1 64
AMD Quad-Core A8-6410 Processor + 2GB AMD Radeon™ R7 M260 Graphics
17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView WLED-backlit Display (1600x900)
12GB DDR3L System Memory (2 Dimm)
1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive

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July 6, 2014 7:59:25 AM

The hard drive is a real weakness.... Try and find something with an SSD - you'll never regret it
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2014 8:05:15 AM

It should be okay and the hard drive is very slow but it will only affect load times of games not performance.
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July 6, 2014 8:34:56 AM

You'll be able to play games, the hhd only affects load times, but the processor and graphics are pretty weak, so your probably going to be at 720p and maybe low to medium graphics settings.
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