HP's Pavilion DV1000T is a very good business computer. It's well built and well designed from the perspective of ergonomics. The DV1000T display's contrast could be more uniform, but it works well in all but the brightest indoor lighting environments and outdoors in deeper shade. The laptop's Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz processor provides adequate performance for office tasks and light multimedia tasks.
Battery life is a DV1000T strong point. Four and more hour life is not unusual for most applications. Even when playing DVDs the laptop runs for almost 4 hours, long enough to view two DVDs.
As of this writing, the DV1000T configured as the one I tested was selling for around $1,380. That's not a bad deal at all. I am very comfortable recommending that you seriously consider purchasing this laptop from HP.