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Laptop Rig - Need some Feedback

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June 13, 2012 5:25:29 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid August

Budget Range: ~$1,000


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The specs are also below this post.


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (HL2 Source games, L4D2, Minecraft), school work, watching movies/tv shows

Parts Not Required: Keyboard/ mouse/ monitor (It's a laptop)

Country: U.S.A.

Overclocking: Maybe

Additional Comments: I customized this laptop on HP, and so far is seems to be the best for my money. I would like some feedback from you guys to see what you think about this rig, if its actually worth it, and gaming ready. Thanks!


Laptop Specs:

HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition customizable Notebook PC A3G47AV

Cost: $1,051.89

OS -Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Processor -3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM Processor (2.6 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)

Graphics -NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]

Ram -FREE UPGRADE to 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)

Hard Drive -FREE Upgrade to 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive

-NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache

Battery -30% off 9 cell Lithium Ion Battery

Monitor -17.3-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900)

DVD Burner -FREE Upgrade to Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner

Internet -802.11b/g/n WLAN

Warranty -Included 2 Year Warranty

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June 13, 2012 5:33:33 PM

looks pretty good to me specs-wise and price-wise. :) 
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June 13, 2012 9:42:18 PM

Sounds good, what about it's gaming ability?
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June 13, 2012 9:52:13 PM

It will be decent for a laptop, about the level of a GTX 560m.
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June 13, 2012 9:54:43 PM

the 650m can play battlefield 3 at 1366x768 resolution at about high settings, lower demanding games can probably max.
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June 14, 2012 12:33:03 AM

Utilizing the 9 cell battery, and windows "Power Saver" option, how much battery life can I achieve on a full charge? Of course I won't be gaming in this mode, this is simply for when I'm at school.
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June 14, 2012 5:57:24 AM

My 6 cell batt laptop, with all those power-saving options, would last me up to 2-3 hours per full charge. You should be able to achieve more than 4 hours easily, especially since newer gen tech are more power-efficient.
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