"W O N D E R F U L M A C H I N E ! ! !"4.5 starson by Deputy Dog
Pros: GREAT PERFORMANCE, PICTURE & VALUE
Cons: Fan noise cost it a 10 rating, but Nothing is perfect
Summary: In January I looked at what was available in a configurable cutting edge power house laptop and nothing could beat the HP. And even more HP did not rob you when you made your custom upgrades! HP built me a loaded super machine for less than $2100.
Delivery time from China was just under 2 weeks! I have had the machine for over 2 months and it performs superbly.
Everything, including the tuner, was easy to set up. Things have been by the book with no problems.
The keyboard is great, there are lots of connectors on 3 sides of the machine. And yes, there is an ExpressCard slot which is said to later replace the PC card slot in usage. A good document CD supplements the 2 manuals.
It is a joy to have TWO programs opened side by side on the fabulous 17" screen!
Okay, compared to my old Sony the power management system/software could be better. But again, Nothing is perfect.
If you want value and cutting edge power in a customizable easy to use desktop replacement go with the HP ZD8000.