No more HP hardware!
I used to be a Compaq ASE and was a huge fan of their server hardware and workstations. I have a lot of friends at HP and they have some of the best messaging folks in the business. Recently I needed a 64-bit computer for Exchange Server 2007 so I bought a refurbished Presario. I did not even get it installed and running for almost 60 days (time constraints on my part). The CPU fan was WAY too noisy; I could not even keep it running in my office and still concentrate, so I finally took it in to Best Buy. A week later they informed me that the warranty period for refurbished equipment 90 days and that HP refused to service it. And my hardware was just a few days over the 90 day period. :-(
I was blown away that the warranty was just 90 days since Dell provides a 3-year warranty on refurbished equipment. This has peeved me off enough that I will never buy or recommend another piece of HP hardware.