the T7300 scores faster than than most $250 laptops on passmarks chart (1,149).
It has one of trackstick, personally I like those, some don't but they don't really get in the way if you don't.
Its small and light.
On the downside:
The HD is only 80gb.
It has Windows Vista.
Keep in mind though that 80gb is a lot of space for a 'second' computer that you use to browse the web and basic business tasks.