You should check out the Sony Vaio EB series. You can upgrade to have a dedicated graphics card and Sony's have excellent Blu-ray players. They are also a great value (affordable with great specs)!
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
I've browsed a few of the laptops on here, but want to see if can I find one with a blue ray player and that will have a good graphics card. I walked into Best Buy today and the sale associates couldn't stop telling me I needed a Mac. I just want something for a beginner to mid-level editing program (Pinnacle Studio). I'd like to eventually learn Final Cut, but I'm not ready to jump on the Apple bandwagon yet. Any recommendations?