Laptop #2 was an HP Pavilion dv7. I say "was", because it's a fricking brick now. Well, not entirely... but the screen is now officially dead, and I've been told by the estimable people at Best Buy that it costs between $300 and $700 to get it repaired. NOT worth it, considering that it was $700 to begin with.
So, yeah. Thanks, HP, for giving me a laptop that CAN'T EVEN LAST TWO EFFING YEARS. I bought it in December 2011... and now it's not a laptop anymore by August 2013. Terrific job, you guys.
Anyone know who makes a laptop that can last for more than two years? The Asus barely made it to the two-year mark, dying in July 2011 after I purchased it in August 2009... yet, the same Best Buy technician said that those were the BEST TWO brands. (Wow... really?)