Hp are great bang for the buck and reliable. Plus they offer all the latest goodies.
Go to hp.com and hit notebooks then customize one.
You can even get ones with 17 inch widescreens.
900 bucks should take your pretty far for what you need to do.
Even the MIN specs would do fine for you. If you need Hard drive space HP offers dual 150gb hd's I think for one of their laptops!
Edited by cowsgonemadd3, 16 May 2007 - 10:16 PM.