I spec'd out a HP ze2000z series for you at HPShopping.com and came up with one that I think would be good for you at $963.00. Check it out. Looks like it would fit your needs well.
ok...my price range is up to $999.
i basically need a laptop for work (just basic ms office stuff...excel, word, etc), for putting music onto an ipod, for watching dvds, for surfing the internet, and for playing games (not the most advanced games, but id like to be able to run some stuff better than solitare).
i need the laptop to be fairly light since it will be coming to and from work. i need a good battery life, and wi-fi included.
i want a sturdy, reliable laptop that will last for a few years at least.
any help would be much appreciated. thanks.