My HP's not bad, a retail outlet cheapie at just over a grand. Good graphics and all teh features common to noteooks these days. Vista Home Prmium (which I have yet to see any issues with, though I run it in classic mode regardless of RAM).
As for non flare screen, that's a Lenovo thing, they started that matte screen years agom and I still find it WAY better than my much newer HP. My IBM eventually died, poor old Thinky! ( i think it was just the HD, but there's not much point with it now, old P222 1.13GHz 756M RAM, Win2KPro (very sweet!))
While I like teh functionality of a new HP notebook,nothing will ever stand up to the quality and life I got from my Thinkpad. It was a business machine, R31 (I wanted T series but they scoffed on the video chipset etc. that the R series had)and was a die hard. With warranty (5yr onsite, 24/7/365 service) it was well over $3500.00 but money VERY well spent.
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