Although I can put together a killer desktop with my eyes closed, I don't own a laptop. My son is going off to college in August and I want to get him one in July. Of course, he'd prefer some killer widescreen gaming rig. I want to find a lightweight fast machine with good battery life and XP Pro, and under a grand... maybe something like an Acer Travelmate.

I'm not up on laptop trends. I presume that core duo will push the price of the Ms and Turions down by the summer. Going to Best Buy yesterday didn't help at all.

So, if I'm gonna be buying in 2 months, what can I get him for under $1,000?