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September 7, 2012 1:40:04 AM

Hi guys,

I'm a total ignoramus when it comes to computer specs, I've tried to give myself a quick education but it hasn't been particularly successful.

I'm a little bit of a gamer, I don't play a whole lot of new games, mainly just League of Legends. It's time for me to get a new laptop, which needs to be for work as well.

One that I'm looking at is a HP Pavilion dv6-6134tx QC326PA.

Here are the specs:
Operating system: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2410M 2.3 GHz
Chipset: Intel HM65
Standard memory: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 (1 x 4 GB)
Memory, maximum: Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3
Internal drives: 500 GB SATA (5400 rpm)
Optical drive: SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display size (diagonal): 15.6" High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display
Display resolution: 1366 x 768
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6770M (1 GB GDDR5)
Ports:
1 VGA
1 HDMI
2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0
2 Headphone out (Stereo)
2 USB 2.0
1 microphone in
1 RJ-45 / Ethernet
Slots: Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards, Multimedia cards
Webcam: HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone
Network interface: Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth wireless networking with WiDi
Weight: Starting at 2.54 kg
Dimensions (W x D x H): 37.8 x 24.68 x 3.52 cm

I was wondering, would that be able to run a modernish game on high settings? And would it also function okay as a work laptop? Of course, I'd love to be a little ahead of the curve, but the nice thing about this machine is it'll only cost me $400.

Thankyou so much in advance!

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September 7, 2012 3:06:50 AM

That looks pretty good and should run most games. What is the screen res though?
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September 7, 2012 3:16:40 AM

I'm not sure if it's the same thing, but it says that the display resolution is 1366 x 768. Is that the right spec?

Thanks alot for having a look!
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September 7, 2012 3:24:06 AM

Oh sorry I didn't notice that. Yeah it looks good then, I personally would want a higher res for a 15.6in screen but it will look fine and you will probably be able to play at high setting on almost every game at 768p with that graphics card.
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September 7, 2012 3:29:37 AM

Thanks again mate, I'm really appreciative!

One last question, would this one be better? Only $30 difference:

HP Pavilion dv6-6b00AX A3E00PA

AMD Quad Core A6-3410MX processor
Windows 7 Home Premium
15.6" high definition LED display 1366 x 768
8GB RAM
640GB Hard Drive
ATI Radeon HD 6750M 1GB DVD Super Multi HDMI, VGA

I don't really know what the differences are, except it has 8GB RAM and 640GB hard drive. That seems better to me, but I think it says it has lower GHz or something?
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September 7, 2012 3:45:31 AM

The first one is better. You can upgrade to 8gb any time you want and you really don't need to get more than 4gb of ram for most games. About the Processor, AMD in general is less effiecient Mhz per mhz than intel, so that intel i5 is much better. Also the Graphics card in the first one is better.
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September 7, 2012 3:52:31 AM

Best answer selected by superwill.
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September 7, 2012 3:54:19 AM

Wow, thanks alot man. That's so helpful. Good on you!
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September 7, 2012 3:55:54 AM

No problem. I like doing this. I hope you enjoy your laptop.
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