Help me choose a laptop!

For the past month, I finally accepted the fact that I need a laptop. My aversion to laptops started from the day I first saw it, a black and white screen with DOS installed. Since then, I always thought laptops were below desktops in terms of power and ergonomics. But now, I am faced with no other choice but to join the masses owning a laptop and leave the depleting desktop lovers clan 🙁

Can anyone suggest me a decent laptop with decent performance? My price range is in the neighborhood of 1000$ or 40k INR. I am almost decided on the Dell XPS M1330 for now since its got decent specs and comes in my price bracket too. What do you think?

I am looking for something which will replace my desktop with the following specs.

  • P4, 3Ghz, 1GB RAM
  • 160GB HDD

So which one do you think I shud go for? Help me choose a laptop! ! !