5400 RPM drives are typically considered a lower cost, lower performance options. One of the nice side benefits is many run cooler than their faster spinning counterparts. Considering what you've stated in your post, I have to ask if there's a specific reason you feel you need a 1 TB drive? Your *most* reliable option in storage is an SSD, plus they take less power, run cooler, etc... I recommend you take a close look at how much capacity you really need from your laptop's storage and then look at SSD options from Intel or Samsung that have the desired capacity. If you do, in fact, require a 1 TB internal drive for your laptop you can find a name brand SSD for $300-350.
If you do want a mechanical drive, I've had good results with WD's drives. Their 'BLUE' line is designed for laptops and that's probably what you're looking for.
Perhaps Brian or someone else can pop in with a more specific recommendation.