While I agree with the cheapness of laptops in the past, the fingerprint scanner in HP notebooks is actually pretty good. It recognizes me 95% of the time, and if not I just swipe my finger again. That being said, I like the form they chose to give the fingerprint scanner in the 5S. It'd be cool to see that implemented in the new generation of Macbook Pro's
Apple bought the company that HP uses, Authentec. I'm moderately impressed with the implementation on the HPs as it is. I can't believe the leap they made on the 5C.