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How would this Llano laptop perfrom graphically?

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June 23, 2011 2:45:11 AM

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pavilion+Laptop+/+AMD+...

AMD A8 3500M
6 GB RAM
AMD Radeon HD 6750M

I like what I see for the most part, but I'm curious how this would handle gaming. I know it's not going to demolish Crysis or Metro 2033 at max settings with 60 plus frames, but how will it perform otherwise?
June 23, 2011 4:30:55 AM

And what about extended warranties?

I know warranties are pushed pretty frivolously and places like Best Buy don't have the best customer service, but if a laptop fails it's not like the customer can do anything to fix it.
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June 23, 2011 4:52:37 AM

Hello MoscowComrade;

A DIY repair to a laptop is possible for some common faults.
If you're interested in extended warranties you're much better off buying one from the MFGR instead of BestBuy.

That $800 HP dv6-6135dx A8-3500M/HD 6750M looks fairly priced, considering it has a Blu-Ray player included. That's a part that isn't needed for gaming and drives the price up. It would have been nice to see a 7200rpm HDD as well.
Overall it's going to be decent in gaming. The CPU might hold the GPU back in some CPU intensive games like StarCraft 2.
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June 23, 2011 4:59:23 AM

For comparison - you can get a HP Pavilion dv6t 15" "Sandy Bridge" Core i5 2.1GHz w/ AMD HD 6770M graphics card for about $850
CPU upgrade to i5-2410M and GPU upgrade to HD 6770 and use the $100 off coupon.
Only 4GB RAM and no Blu-Ray player in this combo.
But overall, should be better @ Gaming.

AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics card review
AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics card review
Check the StarCraft 2 benchmark for each card. I think you're seeing the a Llano CPU used with the HD 6750 vs a Sandy Bridge CPU in use with the HD 6770M.

For someone interested in gaming as the first priority, I think the Pavilion dv6t i5-2410M/Radeon HD 6770M combo is easily worth the extra $50.


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June 23, 2011 5:13:00 AM

More competition for the BestBuy HP dv6-6135dx
Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 15" "Sandy Bridge" Core i5 CPU & GT 555M graphics $764
Core i5-2410M and GT 555M should perform virtually identical with the HP dv6t above.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics card review
If you look at the long list of graphics just the right of the review you'll see the ranked order of the GPUs with the GT 555M and HD 6770M being very close together with the HD 6750M a little farther down at the top of the Class 2 video cards.


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