The seller has sold over 2.5k of those and he has 100% positive feedback so.... Idk why it would be a scam to name that computer a Powerful gaming laptop.
In the last picture it says 2.5 GHz tho and on the eBay ad it said 3,4 GHz so I'm wondering if I got scammed.
And for your information, I tried playing the games on my laptop sceen and they work fine. It's only messy when I'm using my Samsung TV...
Actually, I tried Miscreated which is a more recent game and my laptop can't stand it.. even on laptop screen...
You need to determine what the resolution of the samsung TV Screen is versus the Laptop Screen.
If this is your TV Manual ... then it looks like it only displays at up to 1920x1080p.
Samsung LN40C530F1F User Manual (Page 11 of 42)
The Samsung Spec for the TV does not mention the resolution at all.
Specs - LCD TV LN40C530F1F | Samsung TVs
Here is your laptop Manuals etc I think ... based on the SKU number you gave.
HP Notebook - 17-y012cy | HP® Customer Support
If that is correct (please let me know) So it looks like a modern "Media Center" type laptop to me, not a gaming laptop by today standards.
I could not find any reviews specifically related to that laptop, there were a few videos on Youtube advertising it - on QVC.
It looks O.K. to me as a general purpose laptop.
Here is what I think you should do.
1. Find a review of he laptop or the "APU" - (CPU+Integrated Graphics) and that should give you some information / idea of the gaming performance you might expect on your laptop.
2. Once you have that information you should pick a game or benchmark from a review, get a copy or demo of that game or benchmark, and see how it runs on your laptop.
3. Then look at improving performance on your laptop by turning off various Windows 10 options, including looking at performance with Gaming mode on Versus off.
Please let me know if the information above (TV and Laptop Model) is correct.
If it is then I should be able to find out the gamning performance you should expect.
Provided you have enough RAM memory to play the game and enough VRAM assigned (real and paged) to play the game then ... it should perform as seen in a review of the laptop / APU.
Hope this info helps in some way.
If you can confirm the above information is correct then I might be able to look into this further with you later.
Meantime I suggest you get access to 3DMark benchmarking software on Steam to check the baseline performance of the Radeon R7 graphics on your APU.
Is that O.K. ?
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I think "Gaming Laptop" is a very open to interpretation description, based on when the laptop was manufactured. There are many types of games.
I think the Turbo Frequency of the processor is 3.4 GHz.
Normally a gaming laptop would have a separate discrete GPU from Nvidia or less frequently in past ~6 years ...AMD.
Specs for the CPU are here: AMD A12-9700P RADEON R7
Integrated graphicsGPU Type: Radeon R7 series
Microarchitecture: 3rd Gen Graphics Core Next
Shader cores: 384
Base frequency (MHz): 758
The above device is actually quite recent (2016).
There should be some reviews on line you should be able to compare to.
Since this is a second hand laptop you bought on Ebay there could be many problems with the software installed, the CPU might have an issue.
If the laptop is not performing well and is sluggish before you start to game then there is clearly something wrong.
You might need to take the laptop apart and reapply thermal paste etc etc.
If you are unhappy with it, just return it, and maybe do more research w.r.t what you need to buy next time.
If you cannot return it then you will have to look at repairng or debugging what is wrong, which will at least be a learning experience.
There are lots of things you could look at to see why the machine is not running at all well.
Sorry to hear your bad luck.
I am looking into that notebook SKU ... just out of interest. I will let you know if I find anything.
A word of advice in the meantime ...
You seem to have posted some sensitive information about your device in those screenshots which *might* be useful to someone attempting to hack into your Laptop.
User Name and Microsoft product ID might want to get blanked out ... for example.
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Thanks for the help man. It became pretty obvious to me this isn't a gaming laptop so I'm gonna return it saying the description doesn't match the product. I'll buy my next one in a store. Thanks again!
Glad I could help.
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You can look at ASUS ROG webpage or MSI or Dell Alienware for an idea of how good real gaming laptops can be today.
Mostly they have NVIDIA 970/980M or 1070/1080M Discrete GPU's with at least an i7 Quad Core 8 thread Mobile Processor.
There are some new gaming laptops recently launched (HP Omen Series) which have new AMD Polaris RX580 Mobile GPU's.
Those are not as high end as one with Nvidia 1070 or 1080 but should be less expensive.
If you cannot afford to go very high end at least try to get a laptop with a Thunderbolt 1 or better Thunderbolt 2 or best Thunderbolt 3 port.
That will give you the option to build your own Thunderbolt eGPU in the future and not have to replace your entire Laptop.
I own one of these: ROG G751JL | ROG - Republic Of Gamers | ASUS USA
It only has an Nvidia 965M 2GB GPU, but it does have a Thunderbolt 1 port ...
So I run it with this: Scarface
I can therefore keep my laptop running for years by simply upgrading the GPU.
Anyhow best of luck with returning that laptop and good luck with your new Gaming Laptop.