Hello all, I am debating a new laptop to replace my current one. My current laptop is a Acer Aspire AS5552G-7632. N660 dual core 3GHZ, 4gb DDR3 ram, 6650M video card, 500GB HD. I can play most modern games(Crysis 1+2, Skyrim, Dues EX, Etc) on med-high specs with playable FPS. However lately it has started shutting down unexpectedly due to heat, even after cleaning and replacing the thermal paste. Even just idling it will overheat if it runs long enough, Cooling pad or not.
Anyway I have 1 laptop already in mind. An HP Pavilion dv7-7047CL. Intel Core i7-3610QM, 8GB DDR3 ram, Geforce GT 650M, 1TB HD, Win 7, 998 bucks. Would it be a noticeable upgrade from my current laptop gaming wise(not including the overheating)? Would you guys have a better laptop in mind for about 1000 dollars max or so? Thanks ahead of time. =)