GPU is on the High end of the class two GPUs
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 ?