Hello everyone! Well I was checking out laptops today since my gf wants one and I noticed that HDDs come in 5400 and 7200rpm speeds. The laptop specs we're looking for are around: i3-350M 4GB DDR3-1333 320-500GB HDD 15.6' inch screen Dedicated video Nvidia/ATI I checked over 20 laptops with such specs by many manufacturers and only HP seem to be offering HDDs with 7200rpm. Now I used to laptops only having 5400rpms and I was wondering why all the manufacturers don't move to 7200-only HDDs? Are there any drawbacks with higher speed drives on laptops? Do faster drives break sooner? Here's a few laptops on newegg and all have 5400rpm drives but I don't see many HP laptops there. In the end we decided on HP Pavilion G62-A20SY which has a 7200rpm (if that's ok?).