This is a follow-up to my previous post on this topic from July.
HP has (finally!) posted this on their website, the configurator whose arrival I was harkening the arrival of. Behold: http://h71019.www7.hp.com/activeanswers/Secure/548230-0-0-0-121.html.
It looks useful at first glimpse, but note the following:
1. It requires user registration to get to the site
2. It links to a 19 MB file that you need to install a local program on your machine.
I've just begun playing with the utility, and would welcome feedback from anyone who has the opportunity. Here's a little teaser, a screenshot from one of the screens requesting usage parameters: