Pros: Display, lighted keyboard, quick boot, lightweight and thin, aluminum shell, battery life, sound
I had bought a 17" Dell from Costco with essentially the same features. Problematic from the start and returned. Then, I bought an "Entertainment" series 17" directly from HP. It started to give me problems with the keyboard within the first 30 days. They would have shipped me another or repaired it, my choice. But, I decided to return it. I thought I'd like the 17" monitor, but found it too bulky. There was nothing else on their site that interested me. I held off and a few weeks later saw this model advertised in the paper. It's a Best Buy "exclusive." I checked out the HP website and could have configured the equivalent model. However, even with one of their sales, it was still significantly more expensive than this one. Costco had another model for the same price with inferior features. I am totally satisfied with the size, performance, look, and feel of this laptop. I've had Compaq, and Sony's prior to this. This one beats them all.