Summary: If you're the restless type, or simply away from electrical outlets for the majority of your day, you'll love the long battery life of the HP Pavilion dv4-1465dx. Be warned: such battery life requires you to tote a laptop that's roughly a pound heavier than its 14-inch competitors.
Pros: Near all-day battery life; Special Edition imprint finish helps it stand out from the crowd without being garish; competitive application performance; includes small Media Center remote control.
Cons: Massive 12-cell battery is heavy and awkward; lacks 802.11n Wi-Fi; glossy touch pad is uncomfortable.
Summary: This Special Edition Pavilion laptop boasts a bit of flare with some cool graphics embossed on its case, but a nearly identical Intel-based Pavilion dv4 model delivers more bang for less buck. Plus, the huge battery on the Pavilion dv4-1155se is heavy and awkward.
Pros: Special Edition graphics look cool and are not overbearing; touch-sensitive controls are convenient and attractive; HDMI and eSATA ports; comes with remote control.
Cons: Huge battery is awkward; AMD CPU offers inferior performance to Intel-based competition; glossy keyboard and touch pad don't provide the best feel; no FireWire.