Most likely uses for it will be-
Gaming obviously, SC2, WoW, hopefully the KOTOR MMO come spring time.
I'm looking to replace my current HP Pavilion DV9000.
I'm something of a HP guy... so I'm looking at the
And outside the HP box, also the G73JW from Asus.
But that's running third because its not HP- though the cooling advertised for it sounds intruiging, as does the new Nvidia GPU with 1.5 memory.
The Difference between to two HP laptops really comes down to a couple features,
an NVidia 230M vs an ATI HD 5850
And The Envy's slot load vs this lame gremlin infested Pavillion optical drive. The one I've got now drives me bonkers because it keeps popping open the optical drive to the smallest bump, or no bump at all. Sometimes, it doesn't even pop open, just spins up like I just inserted a disk, running autoplay.
A few other features here and there tend to wash... the finger print reader on the DV8t sounds nice... but the Envy has a backlit keyboard, and USB3.0. All little bits here and there that don't sway the discussion for me.
I'm looking for input on all three of these machines- everything from wait until after Christmas for the next wave of models to a fourth model I haven't discovered yet would be appreciated.