I recently 'recommended' this laptop for a friend who works offshore: http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/p...px/laptop_studio_17?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs It comes with ATI's HD3650 Mobility Radeon gfx card. WE got the laptop, fired up some old games that it should be able to handle ok.....V-synch never worked on any of the games and even DVD's would tear now and then. Spent approx 1.5 hours on phone to Indian call centre...eventually, engineer comes out and replaces mobo etc without even checking what problem was. When friend got back from work...V-synch still did not work Its not an expensive laptop but its not a cheap laptop either. Is lack of V-synch 'normal' for laptops with dedicated gfx cards or is this just one faulty sonofabitch of a laptop?