My trusted HP Pavillion DV7 laptop is still doing fine but I am really tempted to buy one of those new kick ass i7 processors with HD screen and Bluray player since the price have come down a lot lately. It would be sweet to learn Vray on that.
I had a look around but I am very happy with the HP brand and the new DV7 is so sexy that it became obvious it would be mine.
Here is the configuration I selected
You might be able to review the full specs at the following link
A second generation i7 with HD screen, 8gb ram, Bluray player for few bucks over $1,300. Not bad hey!
Just for kicks, I checked the online Apple store to see how much such a configuration would cost me on the dark side and I am now understanding why Apple corp has so much cash flow. At nearly $2,780 with the first generation i7 and no bluray player, the guys in Cupertino must be enjoying themselves by the pool. At more than double what the HP DV7 is going for, they are charging a nice premium for OSX.
Here is a screenshot of the specs