7 day? I only see a 14 day return policy.
I suppose the gpu is a bit much. Looking around at other 17" second or third gen i7 laptops I can't find anything more suitable at a lower cost though.
HP's customer service is pretty bad so I'd want to avoid using their 90 day warranty but most problems show themselves within the first few days in my experience.
I'll ask my friend if a refurb is something she'd consider. If not, what's your opinion on the sony vaios? An F series one
with the 2670qm and a blu-ray drive comes to $1,172.74 after taxes, shipping and the coupon code. It's only 1600x900 but I don't think that'd make a huge difference to her. It's 4GB of ram with a 520m. 8GB of ram costs $130 but I'm pretty sure 4GB should be plenty, right?.