Yeah, those higher clock speeds do look good but, the newer dothan and yonah cores from Intel are much better. Stick with those especially the dual cores.
At the time I wasnt really thinking about the Asus being dual core and was just looking at the speed of 3.4GHz(HP) and 2GHz(Asus).
After the relpies from here and some reviews that I have read I am really prefering the Asus.
Its got more RAM, better GPU, better battery life, its lighter and I like the sound of the new Intel Core CPU's.
Does anyone know what the 256Mb SMA means on the end of the GPU?