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I have been using the Toshiba Tecra 9000 for about two years now.
The laptop is very good. The inbuilt wireless and Bluetooth are very useful. The built in SD Card reader is also useful, but only runs at USB 1.1 speed so can be a little slow when transferring lots of files.
The screen is bright and clear and copes well with playing DVDs. It is a fast enough PC to watch the BBC iPlayer in full screen.
The built in mouse nipple can be a little hard to get used to, so I would recommend a small cordless USB mouse. You can get these for as little as two or three quid from a site like ebuyer.
The laptop only has USB 1.1, so it may be wise getting a USB2 PC Card.
The battery life is ok.
There can be some issues with these laptops, and if you have one that is starting to blue screen some information can be found at http://www.squidoo.com/T9000fix.
Overall this laptop is suitable
Available in thousands of unique configurations, the Tecra series continues to be the IT manager's dream, providing hardware and software stability and flexibility, unlike any of its competitors. In the spirit of innovation, Toshiba Tecra 9000 offers integrated technologies that help you be more productive.
Toshiba Tecra 9000 introduces the best balance of performance, wireless connectivity and low power consumption. Mobile professionals can benefit from a lightweight device that provides access to a LAN, team computing, file sharing and transfer of data between other devices. The robust feature set provides the ultimate in mobile computing without sacrificing battery life with its unique power-saving technology. Toshiba Tecra 9000 - for the best performance and functionality in the office and on the go!