In that case, I can't really say very much in favour of your HP option. The two ranges seem to be a world apart in reliability and longevity. If you had wanted an NX series, I would have told you how happy I still am with my two year old example which is my second HP, gets used every day, and still looks and works almost like new. The Pavilions seem to be speckled with little problems that crop up in fora and the build quality is not as good -- I have seen a couple with very premature touchpad wear, for example.
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