Are you referring to the HP notebooks I linked to?
No, just HP notebooks I found myself / their standard prices. Either way, you can see that HP has less features for more money.
@Muz, dcjose20 - Thanks for your tips. I had a look at the vostro and latitude line, they definitely look very strong and reliable however probably not the type of laptop I'm looking for. As much as my laptop will be used for business purposes too, I will of course be using my laptop for movies, games, etc. I found that the Studio 15 Laptop looks great, and by spending $1500 I get blu-ray, HDMI, dedicated graphics (3450), and lots of other features. So far it looks like it'd be that or the Inspiron I looked at originally.