I guess it depends on what you need. Celeron Ms don't speedstep, and it will be slower than the Sempron by a little bit. Not that this matters since both machines aren't going to be good at much more than your basic 2D stuff. Otherwise, I like the quality and build of the HP machines these days.
I am really struggling with the notebook choices. Seems that there is a big gap between the "budget" and the "high end" which makes things difficult. I do all of my intensive stuff on my Shuttle rig since the GF6600 is in there.
99% of the notebooks work will be MS Word, Excell, and Web/email stuff on the road for work. Other than that, it will play DVD movies for the boys to watch in the camper this summer (better than the little 7" DVD players!). The campground has WiFi which I will use while on vacation to check work needs so it should have a pretty easy life.
Main DVD MM Rig:
CoolerMaster Storm Scout
AM3 Phenom II x4 955BE @ 3.6 ghz
Corsair H50 Watercooling kit
4.0 GB AData DDR3
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P Mainboard
Western Digital 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
Samsung 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
Western Digital 1.0TB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
LG 20x DVDRW-DL "SuperDrive"
PNY GeForce 9800gt 1024mb w/Samsung 245BW 24" LCD
Corsair 620w Modular Power Supply
Logitech z-640 5.1's
Logitech Wireless Mouse
Win 7 Ultimate........
We bought a few NX6110s here.. we had ones with 1.6 GHz chips and the SXGA resolution, so they were a bit more costly, but they are good little machines.
I had a chance to compare them with the NX6125 (uses AMD chips, otherwise the same), and they're comperable. But the NX6125 Jankerson linked has some solid options.
The Cel-M is OK, but usually the step up to Turion is, for the price, not a bad move. Unless you keep the Turion pegged at 100%, it also gets better battery life too. I'd personally jump up to the NX6125.