That "# DVD disc drive" is odd. Let's hope you meant it was a DVDRW drive since many of us like to copy out our files, create an AudioCD or Video DVD at times.
Second, games are ROUGH on laptops. By letting him play games on your laptop will you be upset in year two when the keys are busted off or the machine is cranky from all the heat and stress of gaming?
I have suggestions to head off the stress issues.
1. A laptop cooling pad.
2. USB keyboard and mouse so they beat on the cheap keyboard and mouse.
I need advice about laptop which i am going to buy.
I have create on sony style this kind of machine and i wonder if that will be ok for graphics interests like Photoshop cs3, adobe illustrator, in next step I would like watch some movies but i am not interested in blu ray.