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I've owned 4 HP notebooks and the only one that had an issue was the HP TX1000 due to the nforce chipset that was inside it. The same year I bought an apple mac book pro and it also had the same issue.

Bad customer service? My DV6t was delayed 12 days due to a production problem... HP sent all customers 15% coupons. After talking to HP customer support they added the 15% to my purchase of this laptop. Which I already used a 30% coupon on, I got this laptop for $723.
I wouldn't take chances. I'm sorry, but I'd rather not take a chance and instead look at studies based on thousands of people. I recommend the OP he doesn't take chances, either. For one person I can find praising HP, I can find three hating them for bad experience. And I should know, I'm a computer technician. Around 6/10 laptops that come to my hands that are recent (2006 to now) are HPs. Of course, I'm not using that as proof. What I'm saying is you shouldn't really use your personal experience when it comes to reliability.
    
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I'm sure you will see a lot of people hating HP due to the nforce chipset issue that wasn't that long ago... Like 3-4 years ago and that chart is most likely talking about all the laptops that HP sold that included the nforce chipset. If people actually understood that it's not HP's fault but nvidia HP would still be consider reliable.

Last year I believe nvidia finally decided to fix all the people that had a laptop with their screwed up chipset but they needed proof of purchase.
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I'm sure you will see a lot of people hating HP due to the nforce chipset issue that wasn't that long ago... Like 3-4 years ago and that chart is most likely talking about all the laptops that HP sold that included the nforce chipset. If people actually understood that it's not HP's fault but nvidia HP would still be consider reliable.

Last year I believe nvidia finally decided to fix all the people that had a laptop with their screwed up chipset but they needed proof of purchase.
Yeah, no... Most of the HP's I've been getting are from 2008/09. And not all those failed laptops were from HP. It affected the other manufacturers as well.

EDIT: I think Apple had the issue as well. Yeah, confirmed they did. Apple's laptops are pretty reliable, though.
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Yeah, no... Most of the HP's I've been getting are from 2008/09. And not all those failed laptops were from HP. It affected the other manufacturers as well.
Great job naming the year that HP's DV6000 was plagued with the nforce issue... Yeah it was mostly due to the nforce issue and other manufacturers but HP is one of the biggest laptop retailers.

Edit: I said I bought a Mac Book Pro the same year I bought my TX1000 and it also had the same issue... Never said HP wasn't the only one but a lot of people bought HP laptops in 2008, Asus wasn't a popular brand and Sager wasn't either. IBM (kinda) Dell was marked as unreliable.
Edited by WannaBeOCer - 4/22/11 at 2:14pm
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After talking to a Sager rep, I think I am leaning towards staying with the HP for now. I believe the initial upgrade from the core i3 to the core i7, better graphics, better ram, and intel wireless n plus Bluetooth were worth the 350 price tag.

My main concern is whether the system can push through content creation as I plan on learning Photoshop and web development with Lynda.com this summer. I want to be able to practice what I learn while on the go. Adobe says the recommended minimum specs for screens are 1200 x 800 and that's the thing that keeps me contemplating whether I should switch.

I'm struggling to justify the additional price hike ($250) for similar specs that Sager resellers want to charge for the nVidia experience and the larger display. I say the nvidia experience simply because they don't offer amd graphics. No knock against nVidia but I can't find comparison charts to compare to the two cards in its current iteration. Given everything I know about the current gen desktop performance, nVidia is going to mean more power draw and heat for the same price performance ratio. I still don't trust them after the nforce controller thing. They knew their chips were defective and tried to sweep it under the rug.

Hopefully this doesn't fall into the TLDR category.
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Great job naming the year that HP's DV6000 was plagued with the nforce issue... Yeah it was mostly due to the nforce issue and other manufacturers but HP is one of the biggest laptop retailers.

Edit: I said I bought a Mac Book Pro the same year I bought my TX1000 and it also had the same issue... Never said HP wasn't the only one but a lot of people bought HP laptops in 2008, Asus wasn't a popular brand and Sager wasn't either. IBM (kinda) Dell was marked as unreliable.
Nope. Wrong. Issue with nForce chipset was in 2006. I myself had to repair a laptop with an AMD Turion X2 and NVIDIA GeForce 7025/630 nForce.

Nice try, though.
    
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Nope. Wrong. Issue with nForce chipset was in 2006. I myself had to repair a laptop with an AMD Turion X2 and NVIDIA GeForce 7025/630 nForce.

Nice try, though.
Dv6000 was still selling in 2008... It took a year or two for people to finally notice their notebooks weren't turning on. My TX1000 died a year and 4 months after I bought it. My apple's screen wouldn't turn on 8 months after but Apple replaced it with a new motherboard.
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Dv6000 was still selling in 2008... It took a year or two for people to finally notice their notebooks weren't turning on. My TX1000 died a year and 4 months after I bought it. My apple's screen wouldn't turn on 8 months after but Apple replaced it with a new motherboard.
DV6000 was EOL in 2008. If HP was still selling them, it was to clear stock since Nvidia's 8000M series, which also had the issue was EOL by then. And no, it doesn't have to do with the chipset. From the ones I've worked with, they were all Intel configs. with Intel Pentium Dual-Cores. With HP you're only safe with AMD configs or the XPS/Studio. As of now I've only repaired one with the nForce issue and the issue was a dead Hard Drive. They weren't very popular ever since the issue was brought to light by the media.
    
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HP is bad, they overheat easily and their hard drives fail often.. at least that is my real life experience with them.
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