Hp lappies have beat audio .. The speakers are just amazing
I know is laptop gets hot like anything when playing games ..
Both is true for HP laptops. Sathybhat, a member here has got HP Envy, and he said that it doesn't heat up. So go for Envy series if you want it for gaming. I have a HP laptop, and its capable of playing many games (Kingdom of Amalur runs at 50 fps), but the heating is too much. So keep that in mind.