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Finally someone puts a nice gpu in an ultrabook.

but leaves it with a 13**x7** resolution....

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a heavily overclocked 570m has troubles with 1650x1024, so unless you either want a tiny screen (to maintain a sharp image) while having good performance, I don't think you should be complaining.  When you deal with such a high resolution, anyways, you end up getting similar realistate to lower resolutions anyways, just to make things visible.

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Finally someone puts a nice gpu in an ultrabook.
7670M is a terrible GPU, it's barely 50% faster than an Intel HD 4000.
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7670M is a terrible GPU, it's barely 50% faster than an Intel HD 4000.

Isn't 50% a nice performance improvement?
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HD 4000, is decent, so I would think 50% better is good. I have no problem with 1366x768 or higher, I just think meh more fps in games lol.
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a heavily overclocked 570m has troubles with 1650x1024, so unless you either want a tiny screen (to maintain a sharp image) while having good performance, I don't think you should be complaining.  When you deal with such a high resolution, anyways, you end up getting similar realistate to lower resolutions anyways, just to make things visible.

I'm with mootsfox on this one. My 7-year-old Dell Inspiron had a 15.4" widescreen with a resolution of 1680x1050. The video card that was driving it was a quite pitiful Geforce FX 5200go with 64MB video memory. Back then, that resolution was pretty amazing, but even then, standard res was 1280x800 at that size of screen. When it's all said and done, we haven't made much progress on the screen resolution front. We've made a ton of progress on the CPU/GPU and integrated graphics front (the integrated graphics on my Trinity APU blitzes our 2-year-old laptop with a dedicated Radeon HD 4570m GPU), but most screens on laptops are quite pathetic. Apple has paved the way for the future with their retina-quality display on their new MBP.

Considering that many high-end phones now include 720P screens, it won't be long before display technology on laptops begins getting massive upgrades, even at stock.
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I would have to agree. I just purchased a Sony 15" ultrabook. I spent weeks looking for a descent laptop that I could have a backlit keyboard, higher resolution, and not spending over $1,000. I use my laptop for school and more specifically, coding. With that being the case, having a higher resolution is extremely useful as you daily are working with multiple programs side by side. If I had to deal with 720p I would have to do soooo much scrolling to accomplish the same.

This is very true, I program on a 1366x768 laptop and it sucks. If you want to have documentation or specifications open side by side with your IDE, its pretty much impossible to do on such a low resolution. Thankfully, I usually have access to decent monitors when I'm at University.
Also, this is the ugliest ultrabook I've seen so far.
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7670M is a terrible GPU, it's barely 50% faster than an Intel HD 4000.

Anybody here forgot that it's impossible to overclock an Intel HD?

With the 7670M overclocked, it will push 10-15% more
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Anybody here forgot that it's impossible to overclock an Intel HD?
With the 7670M overclocked, it will push 10-15% more

That's probably the worst thing to do, it's an Ultrabook, designed for portability, not performance.
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That's probably the worst thing to do, it's an Ultrabook, designed for portability, not performance.

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
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post #30 of 46
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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 =
http://www.jbhifi.com.au/computers/acer/15-inch-notebook-sku-86093/
http://www.jbhifi.com.au/computers/hp/15-inch-notebook-sku-88718/
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).
http://www.jbhifi.com.au/computers/alienware/m11x-11-inch-notebook-red-sku-85741/

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.
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