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I was wondering if this is a decent gaming laptop?

HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Select Edition Entertainment Notebook PC
C0L25AV

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M Processor (2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz)
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word/Excel(R) only, No PowerPoint(R)/Outlook(R)
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 630M Graphics with 1GB of dedicated video memory
750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
No additional security software
6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x76Cool
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
802.11b/g/n WLAN
Backlit Keyboard with numeric keypad

These are the specs of one that I have been looking at. My budget is below $800 and with the rebate and a coupon this would cost me $789.12.

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For that much bucks, compromise laptop.

Before we go one step further read this link:
http://forums.cnet.com/7723-7591_102-574398/how-much-faster-is-the-i7-3770k-than-the-i72600k/?tag=contentBody;threadListing

"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

So why not a better GPU?

Gaming is all about the GPU and you didn't select anything that a gamer would want.

See what's on this list.
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Selling-Gaming-Laptops-2011/lm/R30ZVRZ01W4P4E
Bob

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Thank you!

Thank you for your advice I will hopefully be getting an Asus soon.

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