One more laptop that's a possibility...
A Dell XPS M1530, with a 8600GT, 160GB HDD with 7200RPM, and a Intel® Core%u2122 2 Duo T7250 (2MB cache/2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB) processor. The XPS costs the most, but I don't mind spending an extra $200 bucks.
It costs the most, but also looks the best IMO. I've seen the new Inspirons first hand and they're better looking than they used to be, but still not great. Asus' are pretty sleek, but I think the XPS matches it or passes it.
Keep in mind though, you may have to wait a while to get it since it's new to the Dell line up.