LOL! Decisions! Decisions!
The v2000 does not have the x700 option. So if you're a gamer, stay away from the v2000.
The other two are suppose to be the same basic laptop. Except that the HP can supposedly play DVDs and CDs without booting up the computer. And it comes with a remote. But, I like the looks of the Compaq better. And I really don't care about that other stuff.
And I don't think it will end up looking dirty. I think it is very cool! And I like my matted screen.
Anyway, good luck!