that emachines will do you good for video editing or photshoppish stuff as well. and its got a dvd-burner. its probably the best laptop value around.
also look at these:
gateway - m350
ibm - r40
toshiba - a45
but the emachines...
never had a problem with ibms. i've always used "hand-me-downs" from my dad's business and they've been SOLID to the max. great keyboards, nice screens (not as nice as sony/fujitsu, mind you) and aesthetically pleasant. never...
damn i'm glad i ordered mine with the overclock and velocity's going to cover it. sure, it doesn't make me a hardc0r l33t haXX0r, but those scores are NICE.
plus i don't trust myself. i'd break something if i personally tried to OC.