"i tested crysis on it, and it was gaming heaven. " if you're lulled into believing this statement and are thinking of buying this laptop expecting a good gaming system at a decent price, then i'd suggest you're better off looking at other, pricier options for your gaming needs. no doubt this is a powerful machine with a second-generation core i7 on board, but one thing it isn't going to provide you is a "heavenly" gaming experience. you might be able to play games from a few years back, but you're not going to be able to play anything in the legion of crysis, not even at the lowest settings. i've got a signicantly better, mid-level, 2gb nvidia gt540m on my laptop and, while it plays games like fifa 12 fluidly at high settings, when it comes to resource-intensive games, such as grand theft auto iv, the best i can get out of it. but, if gaming is a must for you, too, you're better off looking elsewhere. because there's no way the gt520m is going to provide you even a decent gaming experience .