My HP was my last HP. I still hear of warranty and product issues. For me it was product with a bug from day one with HP failing to correct plus killing the laptop at 3 months in their service center. They shipped the now dead laptop back stating they had done all they could. Avoid.
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The Dell may not be on par with the i7 and GPUs and I find the display to be barely acceptable.

If these were my only choices, one of the Lenovo's after I ask them about this issue.

Forget the Linux angle. On these models you can't install Windows either.