I'm happily typing this on my new HP dm3. And yes, it already has a little scratch on it (self inflicted -- I was comparing the weight of it with D's and his memory stick grazed the side of mine). So now I don't have to tip toe around it and just use it.
I love the lightness, look and quietness of it. It is nice to be able to type away from my favorite room in the house again. I came home with a new bag for it and am still debating whether it will work. More comparison shopping this weekend.
It is loaded with IE 8 and Windows 7 so am getting used to it. Plus the left shift key is in a slightly different position and it takes to download mail and bookmarks. I'll know soon enough if the battery will last 6 hrs or not. Total cost -- $799.
And no, the Icelandic language book did not work. Too much in depth linguistic. I'm going to look for something online. Hearing it will make things easier.