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December 6, 2011 1:50:17 PM

is the HP 3016tx good for light gaming ?

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December 6, 2011 1:51:37 PM

• Intel Core i5-2410M - 2.3 GHz ( with TB upto 2.9Ghz)/ 3MB Processor
• 4 GBDDR3 RAM
• 500 GB Hard Disk Drive 5400rpm
• 1 GB GDDR5 Dedicated Graphics Radeon 6750M Ultra Fast
• Display Resolution : 1366 X 768
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December 6, 2011 2:15:10 PM

not for lighter it's for latest and heavy games you should be fine with every game..:) 
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a b D Laptop
December 6, 2011 2:41:35 PM

GPU is on the High end of the class two GPUs
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Therefore, current and demanding games should run fluently in 1366x768 and medium to high details. Less demanding games like Sims 3 or Fifa 11 should run in high details and resolutions.
End quote, Ref: http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6750M.43958....

If you drop down to the bottom, you can look at specific benchmarks for the games you play.

Only neg (when compared to equivalnt Nvidia 550M) is inthe implimentation of switching between the SB (I5-2410M) IGP and the dedicated GPU when switching between 2D and 3D graphic. AMD software/driver does this rather poorly. The effects depend on usage. Gaming - No effect. None gaming usage, such as email, using the net, offce type programs - decreased battery time.
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a b D Laptop
December 6, 2011 3:39:02 PM

The 540M is listed about 20 GPUs lower than the 6750M.

That said, Myself I also prefer the 540M (due tobetter switching between IGP and GPU - I'm not a gamer.

For 540 M - Quote
Paired with a fast CPU, demanding games of 2010 should run fluently in medium to high details and SXGA resolution. In our tests for example Call of Duty: Black Ops and StarCraft 2 ran fluently in high details and 1360x768. More gaming benchmarks can be found in the lower section of this page
End quote. ReF: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-540M.417...

I have the Samsung RF711-S01 (I5-2410M w/540M GPU), bought from newegg on sale for $750. Added a 2nd 4 gig Ram Module, swapped out HDD and installed two M4 128 gig SSDs.
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December 6, 2011 4:18:33 PM

sorry. but i dont live in the US. i Live in India. so cant buy from Newegg. My friend wanted to buy this laptop. just posted here so that i can avail your expertise. So this is a decent gaming laptop right?
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a b D Laptop
December 7, 2011 12:28:36 AM

Yes, the spec are fine.

I'm not a lover of HP as their reliability is on the lower end, below dell and sony.
For reliabilty, the last I checked the top two were Asus then Toshiba.
I'd probably put Samsung 3rd. Dell and Sony are around 4th/5th.
Dell and HP both make a reliable Bussiness Laptop, it's just their consummer level models that are not the best option in terms of reliability.
Acer is probably in last place.
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December 7, 2011 3:19:29 PM

damn.. i called up the store. they say this model is discontinued.. so im getting a HP 3145tx. similar specs. it costs a bit more.. costs rs4000 more. that is ~ $78

Microprocessor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5-2430M
Microprocessor Cache 3 MB L3 cache
Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Memory Max Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3
Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M (1 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
Display 14" High-Definition LED HP Brightview Display (1366 x 768)
Hard Drive 750 GB SATA (5400 rpm)
Multimedia Drive SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Network Card Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth wireless networking

802.11 b/g/n
Sound Altec Lansing speakers - Dolby Home Theater
Keyboard Full size island-style keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad supporting Multi-Touch gestures and On/Off button
PC Card Slots Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards, Multimedia cards
External Ports •1 VGA
•1 stereo headphone-out
•1 headphone-out/microphone-in combo
•2 USB 3.0
•1 USB 2.0
•1 RJ45

Dimensions 23.8 x 34 x 3.64 cm
Weight Starting at 2.22 kg
Power 90W AC Power Adapter

6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
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a b D Laptop
December 7, 2011 4:10:28 PM

Two factors that you may want to look at.
But first CPU and GPU are fine.
I personaly would not buy.
(1) has one VGA output port - Thats not yesterdays tech - It's last decade.
Why they did not provide a HDMI out, or at least a DVI out is beyound me on a realtively high end CPU/GPU.
(2) This is more individual - 14 in screen size. If you do not have a desktop, the 14 in may be a little on the small size. If it had a HDMI or DVI out you could hook up a larger external monitor (Still can but limited to VGA).

At least it provided USB3 which is great for connecting external HDDs, or the newer USB3 thumbdrives.

Added: Can the DVD drive be replaced by the user. Reason (1) DVD drives seems to be a weak point in reliabilty (Fails more often than the other components) and (2) You may want to upgrade the drive to a Blu-ray Rom/DVD-RW drive later on. I did this to to of my current laptops. Was simple and cost was around $100 USD. Laptop BD drives should be dropping in cost. My last one was $200 in the US, so ordered from Tawain for $100 - They sent it airmail (FREE) and had it in a week.
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December 7, 2011 4:38:31 PM

sorry. it has a HDMI.
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2430M (dual-Core) 2.4 GHz, Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.9 GHz

3 MB Smart Cache Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology,

Intel EM64T Intel Hyper-Threading Technology,

Intel HM65 Chipset


4GB PC3-10600DDR3-1333(10667MB/S) 2SODIMM Slots (Max Upgrade to 8GB)

750GB @ 5400 RPM HP Protect Smart HDD Protection
8X SuperMulti Light Scribe DVD Writer DL

14" High-Definition LED HP Brightview Display

1366 x 768HD (720p) ; 16:9 True Wide Aspect Ratio

AMD Radeon HD 6750M (1 GB GDDR5 dedicated)

DirectX 11 Up to 2010 MB TAG memory (as allocated by Windows 7)

Beats Audio with Highest Quality Sound, High Definition Audio, Quad Speakers

Wired LAN – Integrated 10/100,Wireless LAN – Integrated Wireless 802.11b/g/n
PAN – Integrated Blue tooth 3.0 +HS

SD, SD-HC, SDXC (UHS 104support), MMC


One HDMI v1.4 with HDCP Key, Three USB 2.0 Ports,Two Headphone Out ; One Microphone-In
One RJ-45 ;One VGA Out,

HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone (High Definition low-light)

Full size Textured Pocket Keyboard,Touch pad with Multi-Touch Gesture support (pinch & scroll)

Windows 7 Home Basic (64-bit)
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December 7, 2011 4:48:19 PM

And another help. i have a hp 1131tx

Intel Core2 Duo Processor T5800
3 GB RAM
Geforce 9200 GPU

The thing is the CPU usage is always >50%. even if i open a browser window it shoots up to 60% and if i have 4+ tabs it is 100%. And also the GPU temp shoots up to 80+ degrees. I gave my laptop for repair 2 or 3 times. The problem keeps starting again. How do i resolve this issue . any ideas? what might be wrong ?
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