Originally Posted by BankaiKiller
You"re a newbie though. If you look at this from a budget gamer view you will understand. you can activate hp cool sense to max cooling, get a cooling pad, then overclock the GPU in msi after burner and have a solid gaming machine in medium details capped 30 fps on guildwars 2 ez
There's a few things you should know, first of all a budget gamer would aim for a budget laptop with better specs at a lower price due to the massive premium of an ultrabook computer. Second an Ultrabook, in particular a HP ultrabook doesn't cope as well with overclocking, that said, my overclocked 230M has no temperature differentiation due to the same voltages, on the DV8, but at the same time excess cooling allows this. Also the fact that Ultrabooks were never intended to game is still there, meaning that the 7670M has probably been crippled at stock so that temperatures are not an issue, given that even when it is crippled, it will perform much faster than the 4000HD graphics.
Example of price; Envy6 = $999 AUD (one described), VS Standard laptop 7670M + Better cooling due to sheer internal fan size with same specs $590.
similarly priced laptops with better peformance =
You can even get an Alienware one for the same price, and the 540M runs exceptionally well on games (Boarders owning Asus laptops with that GPU).
And this is focusing on the single site, i guarantee there's cheaper.
Also HP have never been good with cooling, my neighbor has a DV6 which idles at 70, and gets to 90C browsing, it's probably speed-step being a tool but the same temperatures lie within all of the DV(x) series laptops, and G(x) laptops that i have seen.
Also me being new to the site doesn't make me any less experienced with laptops, let along the Ultrabooks and HP laptops i've been seeing too much of recently.Edited by rainbowhash - 9/16/12 at 8:25pm