Summary: A decent candidate as a replacement for a desktop, giving portability when required. Also not too pricey for those fortunate enough to be able to claim it on tax or salary sacrifice.
Pros: Large screen & decent sound with reasonable grunt to match.
Cons: Not enough customisable options for those oulaying this much and demanding cutting edge. No Bluray writer or choice of video cards. Default 5400 rpm HDD's too slow on this beast, with limited 7200 upgrade choice (and no RAID option). Inability for screen to display 1920*1200 resolution for HD is HP's biggest mistake i.m.o.