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?
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.
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.