There's a new kid on the block from Fujitsu with its latest mid-size LifeBook which you should start to see hitting aussie retailers shelves this week.
This is the LifeBook AH530 which will set you back $1,199. What do you get for your 1200 Bucks? quite a good deal, really. The 15.6-inch sized lappy sports a dedicated numeric keypad, while internally is where the real bang for buck commences. Under the hood there's a 2.4GHz Core i5-450M processor, 2GB RAM and a 500GB hard disk in base form; some well spec'd hardware for the price you pay.
The six-cell battery is said to be good for about four hours and the unit comes shipped with Windows 7 Professional installed.