If your doing movie editing you should have minimum 4 GB (I'm not sure what you mean by 250). There are TONS of laptops that fall into your price range and you can get more then 4GB of memory too. Sounds to me like style IS your number one factor.
Asus ,Sager, Toshiba, Sony and Acer are my favorite brand picks. If your a business guy, check out Asus, they have some nice wood-finished laptops.