Budget friendly Pavilion-branded system
Overall User Rating (4.5 Out of 5 based on 73 ratings)
Overall: Bought it on 4 Jan 2013 and Delivered on 12 Jan 2013. I bought this laptop for my programming and game design needs and it delivers great deal of performance on both. This is perfect laptop for gaming. I installed Mass effect 2 and Dead light and both working fine. You can assign graphics card for specific application like high performance graphics card for games and integrated graphics card for other applications. ATI radeon 7670m has futuremark score of 1110 which is very good for playing modern games on 1280 x 720 resolution and medium to high settings. Keyboard is also very good for programming and other writing tasks. Mass Effect 2 giving around 30 fps on high settings with 1366 x 768 resolution which is acceptable. while gaming there is high amount of temp rise which is normal for a gaming laptop. Speakers are also very clear and loud. laptop also comes with Cyberlink power director which is useful if you want to edit videos. There is also recovery partition so you can restore your laptop to factory state. There is no recover disk come with it but you can burn it using inbuilt recovery manager application. Webcam quality is also very good. Touch pad also comes with gestures for windows 8 so it is easy to use Windows 8 with this laptop. You can not buy better laptop than this at this price. value for money.
Tested other games like Bully, Mass Effect 3, Just Cause 2, Tomb Raider, Devil May Cary, Bioshock Infinite, Far Cry 3 : Blood Dragon all giving 35+ fps at 1366 x 768 with medium settigs, AA, VSync off. The two games i found lagging is Trials Evolution and Far Cry 3.