This deal has ended.
Update: the $500 off coupon has been expired early by HP. HP.com has a huge new $500 off $1399 coupon (use code NB1399) valid on Pavilion Notebooks. That makes their new HP Pavilion dv9700t Notebook, which is currently $999.99 after a $150 instant savings, available for $899 even after piling on $250 in upgrades to get to the before-discount price to $1399. Upgrade to the 2.0ghz Intel Core 2 Duo for $75, the 17" WSXGA display for $50, the 3gb memory for $100, the HP Imprint Finish + Fingerprint Reader + Webcam + Microphone (this is free), the Intel Wireless with Bluetooth for $25 and the 250gb hard drive (this is free). This is as good a deal as I've seen on a 17" notebook this well-equipped. Don't expect the $500 off code to last very long!