In my opinion Dell and Evesham do very high-quality notebooks (that's not to say AJP do not, I have never used them :-)) and their prices are quite competitive.
click here - Dell are doing a special offer on this notebook and are also including free delivery, take a look. It does not include a DVD-RW though. However, to be honest - I do not think you would be able to get a decent DVD-RW on a laptop with your budget.
click here - This is a brand new Pentium 4 laptop from Evesham that is yet to be launched, one to watch out for.