The HP Pavilion DV6 3030TX is a good notebook for $1186. It may not have much entertainment functionality despite being advertised as such, but it's still a good notebook.
on 06/23/2010 – Made popular on 06/23/2010
I recently received a new HP Pavilion g7-2220 Notebook PC and have loaded Ubuntu 12.10 onto it as an alternative to its native Windows 8. The results are mostly good or at least tolerable but the display is always at full brightness while using Linux.
Neither the notebook's brightness keys nor the slider in Ubuntu's "Brightness and Lock" settings have any effect on it.