I would not go with HP dv9000 series since they hae a left hinge problem or the dv 6000 for the right hinge. On each of the series the hinges broke, and also the customer service was horrible, mine and many other people that had the dv9000 series got a burnt motherboard(no surprise the video card got up to 100c). I would relly recommend a gateway, video card(8800gts) ran at 60c max when playing crysis on medium no aa and 1440x900 resolution, on 17 inch. The hp had a cooler cpu(about 25c idle and 40c full load) The gateway ran at 47c idle and 65c when on full load. Hope this will help(I have had 4 bad experiences with hp and none with Gateway(plus I think the gateway is a better bang for buck.