I had to chime in after reading all the negative comments about HP. I purchased a dv series HP @ six years ago. It is still fantastic and running strong. To date, no repairs or service calls required! Just a new battery...as the original was having a hard time holding a charge. But hey, what can you expect after so many years. ;)
Friends who initially made snide comments about HP are now all converts!
I recently purchased another HP (I do heavy audio/video editing & needed more memory.) I- also, put together alot of power point presentations with graphics. Both old and new have handled it with rave review.
So far, so great! If you are looking for a solid computer, I highly recommend HP.