Apart from the gaming, this seems a standard laptop, although the requirement for the battery life (given that batteries degrade over time, it has to be more than 6 hours to start with) probably makes it an 'ultrabook' (more expensive). But Windows, RAM, storage and WiFi shouldn't be any problem. For the battery life, however, get a written warranty that you can return it, if it isn't at least 8 hours during normal office-like use (that is, not looking at video, or - even worse - editing them continuously) in the first month of use.
Adobe suite, MS Office and antivirus most like must be bought separately, if a permanent version isn't included.
The requirement for gaming is not compatible with the requirement for battery life, probably. You better buy a separate gaming desktop (of dedicated console like XBOX or PS4), so he can game at home.
Does anyone know if there's an app. or a website which allows me to list what I need on new computer and it will tell me what's available or close to it on a certain model of computer ?
I don't trust or understand sales people. The school has asked my son to buy a computer with Windows 7 or newer, 802.11n 5Ghz capability, min 4GB RAM, min. 128GB storage, 6 hours battery life or more, Adobe Suite 6, MS Office 2013, plus antivirus protection.
I know I can get a computer made up with this stuff on it but is that the best option or could I find something with most or all of this stuff already on it. (preferably way under $1000 if possible). Sales people will say "yes", and lead me to a $2000 model I'm sure.
Also, he wants to do gaming on it so it would apparently a decent graphics card and whatever else those gaming Morlocks need on it.