HP Briteview is available on nearly every notebook at hpshopping.com -- if you are looking retail then not every HP notebook has the Briteview......
If you want a true gaming notebook the minimum standard should be the ATI 9700 video card with 128mb dedicated video RAM.
I would not spend over $2,000 on anything that is not 64bit as in 2007 when Longhorn 64 arrives you will have to upgrade and either the Pentium 4M and Pentium M 32 bit will be at the end of the line at that point.
Athlon 64 notebooks out right now from HP/Compaq/Gateway seem to to top out at 64mb dedicated video RAM (good enough for many but not for a 'Gaming' notebook first.
See the Dell 8600 Pentium M Centrino with the 15.4" widescreen -- that has the 7200rpm Hitachi hard drive option and ATI 9700 128mb dedicatded video option.. since it is a Pentium M Centrino you will still get much better battery life and less heat than a 9 pound HPzd7000 or equivalent Toshiba 17" LCD with a hot Pentium 4M ..........
You should be able to stay at or below the $2,000 mark with that if you get the right discounts and you should save the extra money for the 64 bit notebook in late 2006 or 2007 for Microsoft Longhorn .......
Im interested in buying a gaming/school laptop from any company really... Took a look at frys
collection there.. I dont know after seeing the Sony Vaios screen and the Fujitsus.. It just beats the hell out of toshibas or HPs "special bright view" lcd screens. Only problem is the Fujitsu video card is kinda old, and the Vaio only comes with 2ghz p4 max. (Maybe the Hp/Toshiba notebooks at frys werent really "bright view" ..?) Falcon NW is out of the question.. 5k for a notebook? No... Took a look at the websites specializing in "custom gaming machines" like Alienware, Puget, Xtremenotebooks, cyberpower, etc.. Theyre in my price range which is 3000 max but I have never seen how their lcd screens look. If anyone has seen a fujitsu or sony vaio with the Xbrite on it, tell me how it compares to say, an zd7000/alienware/sager/falconnw/etc. gaming notebook's with the "bright" technology screen.
The zd8000 is coming out soon, but i wasnt happy with the zd7000 lcd, nor does it have a 6800 go card.
Please feel free to make suggestions, recommendations