How is this deal on a laptop?

Hi Community,
I'm looking to buy a laptop for gaming (Battlefield 3, MW3, etc.) and I came across the HP Envy 15. I thought the computer was too expensive, but I came across a coupon that gives me 30% off. Could you guys tell me if this is a good deal?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
1GB Radeon(TM) HD 7750M GDDR5 Graphics [HDMI, VGA]
8GB 1600DDR3MHz System Memory (2 Dimm)
750G 7200 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive
$40 OFF Microsoft(R) Office Home and Student 2010
FREE 2-year Norton Internet Security subscription (a $99 value). Pre-installed.
8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery - Up to 10.25 hours of battery life +++
15.6-inch diagonal Radiance Full HD Infinity LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
720p HD video streaming webcam supports Skype
Intel 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R) with Wireless Display Support
Full-size Radiance backlit keyboard
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 10 & Adobe Premiere(R) Elements 10
2 year limited warranty included
HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

The subtotal without the coupon comes out to be $1783.99, but with the coupon, it is $1248.79.
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  1. I'd say no, just a few minutes and I found a laptop for less but a better gpu, actually many with the 660m are cheaper.
  2. Well, actually if you're interested in a smaller form factor (also thinner), cooler design, and longer battery life - this is a better deal than the one by msi. I do agree, however, that in raw computing performance - the msi one is marginally a better deal. I assume that the cost would dip under $1190.00 if you weren't also buying microsoft office home and student 2010.
  3. Thanks for the replies! Actually, I'm using this for school so a 17 inch wouldn't work. I really like the beats audio + subwoofers on the envy. How much better is the 660m than the 7750m?
  4. The beats audio is a gimmick. The DV6 models have beats audio, and reportedly have worse audio quality than many other notebooks that don't have particular audio branding.

    And yes, you can easily find a faster GPU within your budget.

    Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 (i7-3610QM, NVIDIA GTX 660M, 15.6" 1920x1080 glossy display) - $999 + tax
    - Sign up and sign in here: (Barnes and Noble Gold discount page)
    - (i7-3610QM, GTX 660M, 15.6" 1920x1080, 1TB 5400RPM) - $999
    - (i7-3610QM, GTX 660M, 15.6" 1920x1080, 1TB 5400RPM + 32GB SSD for hybrid cache) - $1139
    - These models come with the 1920x1080 display. There are other models that come instead with a 1366x768 display, but those models are not recommended unless you need the larger text. 1366x768 resolution in a 15.6" display makes things onscreen large, and 15.6" displays that have this resolution tend to have very poor image quality due to low contrast.
    - Click the green "Activate eCoupon" button in the cart.

    Sager NP9130 (i5-3210M, NVIDIA GTX 670M, 15.6" 1920x1080 matte display) - $1095 no tax
    - Select Windows 7 under Operating System if you cannot acquire your own copy for cheaper.
    - Downgrade the memory to 8GB 1333MHz, unless you have a particular need for 8GB 1600MHz memory. (Only available on XoticPC configuration page).

    MSI GE60 0ND-006US (i7-3610QM, NVIDIA GT 650M, 15.6" 1920x1080 matte display) - $1099 no tax

    MSI GE60 0ND-042US (i7-3610QM, NVIDIA GTX 660M, 15.6" 1920x1080 matte display) - $1199 no tax

    Sager NP6165 (i5-3210M, NVIDIA GT 650M, 15.6" 1920x1080 glossy display) - $920 no tax
    - Select Windows 7 under Operating System if you cannot acquire your own copy for cheaper.
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