Processor Brand AMD
Processor Platform VISION Ultimate
Processor AMD Phenom™ II
Processor Speed 2.0GHz
Battery Type 9-cell lithium-ion
Display Type High-definition LED with BrightView technology (1600 x 900)
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally) 17.3"
Cache Memory 1.5MB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM) 6GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To 8GB
Type of Memory (RAM) DDR3
Hard Drive Type SATA (5400 rpm)
Computer Hard Drive Size 640GB
Optical Drive Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Speeds Drive speeds not specified
Direct-Disc Labeling Yes
Digital Media Reader or Slots Yes, digital media card reader
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370
Video Memory 512MB; up to 3197MB (total)
Networking Built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Networking Wireless-B+G+N
Audio Beats Audio
PCMCIA Slots None
USB 2.0 Ports 4
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports None
Parallel Ports None
HDMI Output Yes
Operating System Platform Windows
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
System Version 64-bit
Graphics Chip ATI
Drive Capacity 640GB
Graphics Card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370
Looking at this and wondering if I could get any other better laptops withing my budget
thats a nice big laptop with lots of features but thats not a gaming video card. that would be wow with minimum settings.
of the radeon model numbers the first of the four digits "6" in this case is the generation of the product. the next 3 numbers are the indicators of performance. get in the 800s and 900s for the best cards. the 600 and 700 range is ok but some settings will be turned down in wow. and under that is not very good.
make sure the model has an HD in it. otherwise its actually a very old card.
for example Radeon HD 6770M is better than Mobility Radeon 9550.
The price range is a bit tight ... WoW favor nVidia cards and to play on a 17" at 1920 x 1200 on a lappie, you're gonna need to spend about $1,000. To play on a 15", say 1366 x 768, you're talkin around $800 w/a 560M.