More than likely I will need to be replacing my laptop here soon. It's over 3 years old and all the hard drive diagnostic programs I run say it's getting tired. I've been looking at the HP HDX model but still considering a 17" laptop also. I am happy with this HP I have now but would consider a different brand. One question I have about this HDX is Circuit City has a model on sale for $1600 that is pretty loaded except it has an Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 processor which is only the fifth best out of six that are offered for that model. However, this same exact model pieced together on HP's website is priced at $2100. I'm familiar with all the technology and what not, but am wondering if this processor is adequate. Any opinions on this? What about other models or brands?