"The Windows Vista Home Basic Toshiba Satellite Pro L300D-EZ1001V offers a decent set of features highlighted by a reasonably bright 15.4in screen. You get a standard (not high-definition) DVD burner, three USB ports, an ExpressCard/54 slot, and a combination SD/Memory Stick card slot. The 3kg weight of the unit (including the battery) is good enough. The rear has a quasi-dropped-hinge look; the only connection on the back is a modem jack.
It's definitely no speed demon, and you can find better battery life in the upper price tiers, but the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300D-EZ1001V is about as good as it gets for the money. If you're watching your bottom line like a hawk (who isn't these days?), consider the L300D."