almost a sager owneri was very seriously considering the 8790, as well as the dell 9100 (the 6809 was also a contender). i was really torn b/w the 17" decent res screen and the 15" high res screen. hp made it easy to decide.
i needed a mobile system for on-location photography, i'm not too concerned with raid. the hp will hold me over until i get a kick butt desktop. i'm holding off on that until adobe releases a 64-bit version of photoshop. then i'll get an amd64, with raid, 8 gigs, pci-x, blue-ray, yadda, yadda.
yes, i hear that 3200 is hard to get, but i believe 2 gigs of 2700 is pretty easy to find.