The neighbor has the v2030us and is very happy with it. DVD recording is far beyond their needs, but the packaging of the laptop is very nice. The dv1000 may offer a bit more, but they liked the v2030us and took it home.
I am in the market for a new laptop and I've narrowed it down the the almost-the-same HP Compaq DV1000 and V2000. But I also want to see if there's anything else out there in the same price range that's about the same (not from Gateway or Dell, I've had basd experiences with both). Any ideas? Also, between the DV1000 and V2000, which one would you choose? They seem to be almost the same.
One last question, if I was going to go with the DV1000 or V2000, what options make a real difference customizing it?