That's strange. I have never liked HP laptops. Their desktops aren't bad though. I really like/liked the case design on HP desktops. Do people even purchase desktop pcs anymore?. I am really interested to hear what Scott has to say about that strange part.
I was led to this particular laptop awhile back when I purchased my last PC laptop.
I had purchased a different brand. I cannot remember now which brand or model, but, it exhibited a very strange habit. I only had it for 1 day. I was setting it all up, and I would be using it, and typing on the keyboard, and it would all of the sudden shut off. No heat or power issue, just shut off.
I took it back to the store, traded it in for another one, and the new one did exactly the same thing. I even tried, though brand new, a fresh install of windows.
Without warning, no matter what was being done, plugged in or not, it would just shut off.
That's when I bought this HP. I've had virtually no trouble with it since then.