Oh, and they come with smart little Media center compatible remotes, that slide into the side of the laptop when not in use (like an old PCMCIA slot).
Here's one I think you might be able to get in America or Canada for the $1500 you were looking for.
I know it says £899 and by currency conversion that puts it above your budget, but bare in mind us in the so called "great" britain get taxed to the hilt!
A few good features in that is the draft n wifi, Digital "free view" tv tuner, 4GB RAM, Massive HDD, HDMI connector, Blue tooth, finger print reader and the 6MB cache Core 2 Duo.
Just another one for you to consider.