I should tell you the reason I prefer to go with HP.
My grandson has the HP Pavilion Notebook DV5000
He has some minor issues with it & I have to tell you, HP has been wonderful about it all.
They have gone over and above as far as customer service.
The issues he had with it were NOT HP's fault (it was because my other grandson knocked it over & messed it up).
Then we had a problem with the plug not staying in.
I did send it in to HP to have the cord issue fixed and they returned it within a matter of days, completely fixed & even put a new battery in it.
I am VERY impressed with HP service.