Pics uploaded on second page... Just brought HP DV6-6017tx a few hours back, initial impressions - 1. Haven't installed any games 'YET', so cant comment on the heating issues, but still for those still anxious, till now the heat up has been acceptable considering an i7 machine... 2. It looks really sexy, compact and slim compared to XPS15 as i had both of them in front of me while deciding... 3. Best part was that i did not have to wait 13-15 days for delivery like in the case of XPS15, was ready in stalk so got it instantly ! 4. The display is good if not the best but still the best sub 1080p i have seen. 5. The sound quality is good but not in the league of XPS15, but still if XPS has the best sound, DV6 is only in the second spot ! 6. Got it for 53K while the same config for XPS was going 60k+, so defiantly a great deal. Thats it for now i guess, bak to my new love Here is a list of all the proud owners of HP Pavilion DV6-6017TX: 1. Rachit Mahule(rachitboom2) 2. Prashant Gupta(marvelousprashant) 3. evil_maverick 4. Junaid Here is a list of all the proud owners of HP Pavilion DV6-6121TX: 1. aniket.cain: Initially I was very frustrated with the crippled GPU, but after the BIOS fix, I am simply amazed by the performance. I am now extremely satisfied with it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a gaming laptop. Kudos to HP. 2. Sachin (sachin99) Here is a list of all the proud owners of HP Pavilion DV6-6140TX: 1. arsenalfan001 PS :- DEFIANTLY WORTH THE MONEY AND RECOMMENDED !!! PS2 :- Guys please go through this whole thread before mailing me with your queries, I am happy that I am helping, but its just that I have answered all those questions here already so its a bit frustrating answering them again and again... Each and every question that people keep asking repeatedly has been answered time and again in the previous pages. You guys should use the search function or browse back to find the answers. I am once again (and for the final time) answering the common queries. Q1. Is the OpenGL issue fixed? Ans: Yes. It has been fixed by a BIOS update released by HP on 2nd of August. Q2. How is the battery backup? Ans: It is quite decent, and you can easily get 4-5 hours on light usage on onboard GPU. Q3. What about the overheating issues? Ans: This laptop doesn't heat up that much as some people would like to believe owing to HP's previous records. While playing most graphics intensive games for a couple of hours, the maximum I manage to get is around 76 degrees. Q4. How is the screen quality? Ans: Poor. But compared to the standard 720p screen of Dell XPS, it is better. If you don't want to take my word for it, Google it. The viewing angles are bad though. The dithering issue is most noticeable when viewing the color blue (the color used by Windows when you select text etc.). Q5. How is the speaker quality compared to XPS 15? Ans: Poor. But definitely better than other laptops like Vaios, Acers and Lenovos. Q6. What about the problems with the switchable graphics? Ans: The problems have been fixed. You can choose between Dynamic Switching and Fixed Mode Switching from the BIOS. And it works perfectly well now. As of now, all the games work perfectly at the maximum settings. Yes, even Metro 2033. Q7. How easy is overclocking? Ans: Pretty easy. Set Fixed Mode Switching from the BIOS, and then you can use MSI Afterburner to overclock. I am running it at a stable 850/950 (the default is 725/800) and it is running fine without overheating. Q8. What about the bloatware? Ans: There are many bloatware installed by default. But they can be uninstalled pretty easily. Though some of them are quite handy and worth keeping. Q9. How easy is it to upgrade the RAM or HDD? Ans: The back cover is screwless and adding a new RAM module is a piece of cake. Changing the HDD would be a little more trickier as you would need to remove the padding etc from the older HDD and fix it to the newer one. Q10. What are the WEI scores? Ans: 7.4, 7.4, 6.9, 6.9, 5.9. After adding 4GB RAM and overclocking the GPU, 7.4, 7.6, 7.0, 7.0, 5.9. Q11. How is the build quality? Ans: Not like a Thinkpad, of course. Not even like the Dell XPS. There are minor creaks here and there. But it is not an all-plastic body. The palm-rest is metallic and doesn't attract any finger prints. Q12. How is the keyboard? Ans: Plasticky. The up/down arrow keys are a bit small and take time getting used to. The keys are well spaced and make typing easier without much errors. The num-pad is a boon to people who work with lots of numbers. Q13. How is the touchpad? Ans: It is decently responsive and supports multi-touch. The buttons have good tactile feedback. However, there is no middle button on the touchpad. Q14. How is the fingerprint reader? And: Pretty nice. HP SimplePass stores your password, and you can enter them in any browser irrespective of the fact that the password is stored in the browser or not. The fingerprint reader is very nice and always identifies in a jiffy. No problems whatsoever with it. Q15. How is the DVD-Writer? Ans: It is just like other tray loading drives. It comes with Light-Scribe which is next to useless. However, the eject button is pretty small and you need to press it with the tip of your fingers or fingernails. Q16. How is the web-cam? Ans: Just like any other standard web-cam. It is not meant for shooting your marriage videos. As far as video-chatting is considered, its quality is decent enough. I think I have covered almost all the general questions. All the above answers are my honest observations and I am not here to promote HP. I just find this machine quite decent for the price it is asking coupled with the performance it is providing. If you are still unsatisfied with my answers, then you need to spend some time with this notebook to really appreciate it. However if want better ASS, better speakers, and are ready to pay a slight premium for that, Dell XPS 15 is the better option. But if you want a gaming powerhouse at this price point, this is the one.