Originally Posted by PeteC2
Now that you mention it, on my HP, the left button is the very tiniest bit more raised than the left...
I think you meant the Right is higher than the Left?
Ya know, I wore out the mouse button on my DV1000 a year ago (HP replaced in three days) and while I am almost full-blown OCD about wearing another one out--my thumb is what I primarily click with. It's an old habit b/c on my first notebook, I kept hitting the touchpad w/ my palm and it would click so I got used to using it w/out tapping the pad (turned off). To each their own, I guess.
If I may digress...on the whole this little DV6500t has really been pretty good. I got it as a replacement for my TX1000 purchase last Sep. It's the only real "lemon" HP I've ever owned...it got REALLY hot, battery life was abysmal, and the case was creaky. I sent it in to HP to get it fixed and they were going to have it for about a week....one week turned into two, and I got a phone call from their repair ppl asking me to confirm the heat issue as to how I am using it, where I am using it, is it on battery, etc.
After another week, I got a call from a Case Manager who said they were going to release the repair that day (Monday) and offered me an accessory for the trouble--I turned it down at least until I got the machine. Friday came, and the notebook hadn't come yet... :-( The following Monday, the Case Manager called and offered to replace the machine (apparently a part shortage). Got a replacement TX1000, this time FULLY LOADED (TL-66, 2GB RAM, Vista Ultimate x64) but it died two days later (bad RAM and/or Motherboard)...wouldn't boot Windows, error message, beeps, etc. I called up the Case Manager, and he offered to replace it again, or with a different model. He recommended the DV6500t but said he would give me anything but the HDX ($2,500 machine).
When I opened the box two weeks later from FedEx, it had 2GB RAM, Vista Ultimate x64, two batteries, HD DVD, TV Tuner, etc. Not a bad deal for being w/out your primary notebook for about two and a half months (that's incl. ship times).
Sadly, I read that HD DVD might be going the way of the Dodo, but I've hooked it up to our 42" Samsung Plasma 1080i and it looks beautiful. Took me a while to get the audio working but we watched Bourne Ultimatum last weekend and it looked wonderful.
Anyway, HP and this forum are tops in my book--I was looking for a good msg board to discuss computer stuff and thus far I've really liked the "community" on this one.