So, I have a HP laptop; a Pavilion dv5-1132la, to be specific. It's pretty, it has some fancy multimedia buttons, a fingerprint reader, an annoying and huge illuminated logo on the lid, yet another of those fantastic touchpads that break near the end of the warranty period, a fan (a.k.a. hair magnet) that's impossible to clean without disassembling the whole machine, an utterly useless fingerprint reader, some Lightscribe thingy which I don't use, and yet another on-board graphics adapter from ATI that has very, very poor support in the Linux world. I couldn't choose otherwise — it was a Christmas present and I was really, really desperate.
Since Wesnoth uses 2D rendering (with plain SDL primitives) for everything, I do not need accelerated 3D rendering for software development. However, people in RL have asked me why I don't have fancy desktop effects (gaa, Compiz) or play 3D games like other Windows and Linux users do. And even worse, a handful of Wesnoth developers and artists started a side project that uses OpenGL for 2D rendering!