Don't forget that, unless I'm mistaken, you can take any Centrino notebook and drop an ULV Pentium M into it. (ULV=Ultra Low Voltage). They come in speeds of up to 1.2ghz, which is probably about the speed of a 2ghz P4.
Normally a PM draws roughly 1.34v at top speed, and 0.988v at min speed (600mhz). The ULV model draws 0.956v at top speed, and 0.812v at min speed (600mhz).
If you've got dynamic switching on, your laptop spends most of it's time at 600mhz, so you go from 0.988v to 0.812v. A nice 20% decrease in CPU power drain.
Other suggestion would be to go for a small laptop, get a suplementary battery for the optical bay, get the largest battery supported by the notebook, keep a spare on hand, and possibly buy an external supplementary battery (The kind that act as trays under your laptop). Also, get a notebook with onboard graphics (Dothan 400mhz era (Pre DX9) is probably better), and if you can't, underclock/undervolt whatever discrete graphics solution you get. I'm also guessing that 1 DIMM draws less power than two smaller DIMMs. Get 1x512MB DIMM, and get the highest density DIMM you can. The less chips on the PCB the better (I would guess)
Also, keep CPU in dynamic switching or max battery, set HDD to lower power mode and allow it to spin down, turn backlight to minimum brightness, turn OFF wireless (Big difference), do NOT plug in ANY USB devices (No optical mouse, that drains power), set the PC to turn off the LCD entirely after a very short interval (A few minutes), and try not to do anything that would stress the CPU or GPU.