If you can compromise on performance of the processor, now that Sonoma is out, the non-sonoma Centrino laptops have seen a dip in price, but they still offer great mobile performance with long battery life.
And if a "Good" screen equals a "big" screen then you want a 17" flat panel. You can get a Compaq X6000 with a nice BrightView 17" screen for under $1500. But it's a Pentium 4M, which is horrible for heat and battery life.
I am quite happy with my 15.4" screen on my Dell 8600.
If you don't need high-end video or photo editing capabilities, then go for the new Dell Inspiron 6000. Very nice computer, 15.4" LCD, very high quality, and available Sonoma. That's different than the Compaq X6000, I should mention.
Compaq X6000: Pentium 4, Hot and Heavy, Low Battery Life, 17"LCD
Dell i6000: Pentium M (Dothan and Sonoma), High Battery life, Light and cool, 15.4" LCD.
I want to buy a new notebook, my requirements are as follows:
1. Should have very good LCD for eyes
2. Good hard disk speed
3. 256 or more RAM
4. I can compromise with weight of the notebook
5. I can compromise with processor speed
6. Mainly I need it for maintaining my documents and internet browsing
My maximum budget is 1500 USD.
Please help me in choosing one for above requirements.