KiwiNZ: My advice is to avoid anything HP. I purchased a Toshiba 18 months ago to have a Windows Machine and it has run faultlessly, have a bit of crapware to get rid of but not too much.
I have two Toshibas. First one bought 2011, hard drive failed within two weeks. It's now on its third. :S Second one is just a flimsy piece of crap that doesn't meet the definition of portable. I wouldn't take it anywhere. Both cost about $1300.