HP vs Dell 17" laptop

I've mainly purchased HP laptops and desktops.  Unfortunately, it seems HP does not offer a 17" laptop with 1920x1080 resolution.  However, the Dell XPS 17 does.  Does anyone know if HP actually does offer 1920x1080 on their 17" laptops?

The Dell will have an NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M 1GB video card.  I plan to connect a 25" (HP 2509m)1920x1080p monitor to this laptop.  Will the video card support the laptop and monitor resolutions without issue?

I will be running trading software.  It is all charts.  No Photoshop or anything like that.  Just want to make sure the video card and 1GB of memory supports two screens at 1920x1080.

Will 1920 on a 17" monitor be too small?  It's fine on a 25" but there will be a big difference on the 17".  The HP 17" is 1600x900.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
The Envy is HP's answer to Dell's XPS, which includes a 1920x1080 graphics/display option:
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/series/category/notebooks/ENVY17_series/3/computer_store

There should not be an issue attaching an HP monitor to it either.
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jschristian44Commented:
I would never suggest a Dell laptop.  I have tried a few products of their laptops in the past and always returned them because something was wrong with them.  As for HP, I had their laptops and they did better, but still not perfect.  The only laptops I trust are Compaq.  But since HP owns them now it's not a big deal, but still good.  Anyways, HP should definately have a Full HD laptop, because I think I remember getting a 17" from them and it was Full 1080p resolution.  Stay clear of the Dell's, that is all I am saying.  And yes it will support two monitors no problem.
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brettrAuthor Commented:
@PowerEdgeTech:

Thanks.  I see it.  That should work.
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jschristian44Commented:
im sure if you wanted to spend like half that price, you could get a much better laptop.  that envy is their top of the line and is only expensive for one reason, because it's the name.  go to newegg.com.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
It's not only for the name (admittedly some), but just like Dell's XPS or Alienware, those lines have a reputation to uphold ... they are made differently than the lower-end lines and they will be better machines.  Shop around, you'll never buy a new laptop with the specs of the Envy (or XPS or Alienware) for $600.

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brettrAuthor Commented:
Got the Envy with 1920x1080 display.  Thanks.
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