It's not a bad time to be a budget-minded shopper on the hunt for a full-size laptop -- you've got a tons
of nice options
in the $600 - $1,000 range, and it sounds like HP's recently-revised dv6t
is a strong competitor. PC Mag just took the 16-inch machine for a spin and came back favorably impressed, with cheers for great keyboard and included numeric keypad, light weight, and HDMI output. Sadly, a host of bundled crapware put a significant load on the 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo and the integrated graphics were expectedly lame, but for $750 after rebate, you might want to add this one to your list. Full review at the read link.