Take comments by "Newcomers" with a grain of salt since it only takes one thread's worth of posts to achieve "Youngster" status.
@gtgjon--Please continue to post. But you'd do well to back up your comments with a source. For example, a Cooler Master PSU is TERRIBLE 85% of the time and you just gave this guy a dangerous parts recommendation: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
Also, the Athlon II x3 is weaker than the Pentium G630 in every possible way.
Because so many PSU manufacturers produce such a large quantity of junk, I generally suggest that people stick to Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX ONLY. Some other brands produce quality stuff too, but they are either hit or miss (like Thermaltake) or too expensive (like PC Power & Cooling).
darkclownjoe--is there any reason you chose Amazon.com for your purchases? Do you live somewhere Newegg.com doesn't ship to? If possible, it's usually worth buying most parts off of Newegg or from Micro Center.
It's primary use is for playing W.o.W., and according to benchmarks, it will perform at Ultra as long as AA is turned down or off.
Btw, at $550 you can get a better laptop if Windows is included in the price. For example, you can get an A6-3400M w/ 7690M for $550 on HP.com. You can do even better if Lenovo or Dell have sales on their outlet sites.
The cost of Windows really kills lowend home build prices.
I thought the mobile GPUs had lower performance next to their desktop counterparts. Is the 7690m comparable to the 7770 desktop version?
You are correct, the mobile GPU is weaker. However, at the reduced laptop resolution of 1366x768, you save about 50% on resolution, so a card with half the power will get pretty much the same framerate.
Keep in mind that this isn't really even a special sale price, just HP's nearly constant sale price. It's not necessarily better, but it's definitely a viable alternative, which is what I wanted to call your attention to.