It's not a big issue but you have to look in their business line. Your price pretty much gives you 90% of the common machines they sell there.
For me I went cheap with a HP dv6910us w/Vista since I had to move to that to get Windows Mobile 6.1 support. For the XP machine we added an Acer Aspire One as a backup to our aging other laptop that ran XP and the issues of supporting Visual Studio apps we had prior to 2008. The total bill was under 1100 for both laptop and netbook.
So here's the deal - I've been using a OLD Dell Latitude 600. It needs to go! The notebook I buy will be my sole machine. I'm an independent consultant and travel. I'd like built in wireless/camera. I'd prefer to stay w/XP if at all possible. If I stay w/a Dell I can get tech support from my son/husband but that's not a deal breaker. I'd prefer staying under $1500 if possible. What's your advice?