The 17" monitor was nice (before it failed twice)
The 17" monitor hinge cracked at 11 months. This was replaced for free thankfully (out of warranty) with a refurbished monitor with a dead zone of pixels. Then at 2.5 years the monitor is totally dead.
Buy some other brand due to the lack of reliability & support (after 2 years HP will not support their poorly designed and constructed laptops that fail again and again)