The only issue I had with it is Vista. The startup time and all around performance is lacking but not due to the hardware. If you can get them to supply and install XP Pro I expect you'd really like this one.
I am a looking to buy a new laptop, but I don't really know where to start. I'm a graphic design student with a college student's budget (looking to spend under $1000, but preferably under $800). I will need to be able to run Microsoft Office, Adobe CS3 Design Standard, and a version of AutoCAD (either 2002 or 2008).
Here are the System requirements for those programs:
I would love my laptop to be aesthetically pleasing, but I know functionality is most important. My dream laptop would be efficient, fairly low cost, and pretty.
I quite like the HP Pavillion dv6736nr, but have no idea how well it works or if it would meet my needs. (It's on sale at BestBuy this week: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8676391&type=product&id=1197074865198)
I would really appriciate any comments on this laptop, or suggestions of other ones.