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That HP you are looking at is not a good option compared to deals available on HP's website itself. For a similar price, you can easily get a configuration that includes the Radeon 7730M as well as the far-better 1920x1080 display (as opposed to 1366x768).
15.6" 1366x768 and 17.3" 1600x900 displays should be avoided when it is reasonable within budget to do so and if their larger text is not required for eyesight-related reasons. 15.6" 1366x768 and 17.3" 1600x900 displays make things onscreen large, and tend to have very poor image quality due to low contrast. On the other hand, the 15.6" 1920x1080 display available in the HP DV6z has great contrast, great viewing angles (it is supposedly IPS), and is great for multitasking as well due to how much fits onscreen.
HP DV6z (A8-4500M, AMD Radeon 7730M, 15.6" 1920x1080 matte display) - $693 + tax after coupon code NBQ1148
- HP® Official Store — Buy and Customize your dv6 and dv6z-7000 series PC direct from HP
- Don't downgrade the GPU to Integrated graphics if game performance is important to you.
- Don't downgrade the display to 1366x768 for reasons unrelated to eyesight.
- Some worthwhile upgrades: Larger or faster HDD, Backlit keyboard.
- Remember to apply coupon code NBQ1148
In addition, the fairly common notion that you should choose a lower resolution in order to improve game performance is a myth, and is one of the worst misconceptions in computer purchasing. Game performance should not be a reason to choose a 15.6" 1366x768 display instead of a 15.6" 1920x1080 display. For one thing, you can always make up for drops in performance associated with higher resolutions by lowering to a non-native resolution, but you cannot as easily make up for the limits imposed on multitasking by a lower resolution. In addition, despite the fact that running in a non-native resolution causes blur, games will still tend to look better running in a non-native resolution on a 15.6" 1920x1080 display than they would look running in native resolution on a 15.6" 1366x768 display, because of the sheer difference between the image quality that typically exists between these two types of displays. The same thing applies between 17.3" 1600x900 and 17.3" 1920x1080 displays.

OMG thanks bro i think ill go with that laptop.

Now is it worth the upgrade to A-10?

cant seem to find benches on a8 vs a10.

EDIT

A10 for +50 seems not bad
Backlit for +25 seems great.

+150 for a 1080p. im not sure if its worth the jump.

you guys think a 1080p display is worth 150?

its antiglare ips?

does 9 cell battery = BIGGER physically is it protruding?

EDIT

Found a forum someone said you can Xfire A10 7660 with Discrete 7670 but not with 7730.

should i go with 7730 or 7670?

have exp with xfire caused me more problems than i wanted, what do you think i should do?
Edited by Prideless - 7/16/12 at 12:44pm
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Worth the upgrade to A10
Games will generally be bottlenecked by the GPU before they are bottlenecked by the CPU. It may be worthwhile for some games, but it isn't going to affect all games.

As for benchmarks, check out this link: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
No benchmark is perfect, but according to these numbers the A10 will only have 14% more raw CPU power.
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+150 for 1080p
Keep in mind that the reason that you should be looking to get the 1920x1080 display instead of the 1366x768 display isn't just because of how good the 1920x1080 display is, but also because of how bad the 1366x768 display is.

The 1920x1080 display has great contrast (deep blacks), has great viewing angles (the picture does not wash out when the display is tilted), is great for multitasking (you can fit a lot onscreen, especially if you drop the DPI to 100%), and reduces glare (with its matte finish).

The 1366x768 display has very poor contrast (blacks are grayish), limited viewing angles even for a TN panel (the picture washes out quickly at off-angles, and dark colors are gradiated instead of uniform), isn't very good for multitasking (you'll find it difficult to comfortably fit more than one window onscreen), and is very reflective.

Also keep in mind that, with the coupon code, the upgrade does not cost $150. It costs closer to $100 when you compare the actual price difference.
Edited by edit1754 - 7/16/12 at 12:51pm
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Personally I am loving my Asus G75VW - it has a core i7 3rd gen (2.3 to 3.3 Ghz operation), 1 TB SATA drive with a second empty slot for another drive (I recommend an SSD), gefore 660M with 2 GB dedicated memory on it, 17.3 inch screen, 1080p hdmi output, backlit keys, quad-core processor, mine has 16 GB of 1600 MHz ram in it. Most others are 1333 MHz. It screams. smile.gif
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