As hp just recently launched their pavilion dv7 select edition, just wondering if you were to compare it with a envy 17, which would be better. They both looks the same in the site other than the keyboard of the dv7. Another thing is that is it possible to customize a Envy 17 and send one out of the US, because I'm currently living in Australia and Malaysia and every time it comes to checkout, I can't proceed due to my address. Australia sells an older version (slow ram n graphics) of the Envy 17 but cost way more compared to the US model; likewise the Malaysian hp online shop only sells one type (Envy 15) with bare modification with an extra huge price tag. I'm just looking for a computer which will last me for at least 5 years down the road, which are capable of doing future tasks in a few more years. (I'm a student using a 5 yr hp pav dv6000, crash when render high graphics work and support low resolution for modern games <Geforce 7400>. unable to continue using it because of batt life and performance. I am happy to lugg around a huge 17 to do my work). Thanks.