here is my favorite so far, im along way from my goal but this is what i would buy, what do you think of it?
if link doesnt work it has....
Operating System FREE Upgrade to Genuine Windows XP Media Center!!
Processor AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-56(1.8GHz/1MB)
Display FREE Upgrade to 15.4" WXGA BrightView Widescreen!
Graphics Card 256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 7200
Personalization HP Imprint Finish + Microphone + Webcam
Memory 1024MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Hard Drive 120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Primary CD/DVD Drive Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW w/Double Layer Support
Networking 802.11b/g WLAN
TV & Entertainment Experience No TV Tuner w/remote control
Primary Battery 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Productivity Software Microsoft(R) Works/Money
Total price $1,118.99 including shipping and $50 Mail in rebate
Its a ways over my budget but i think if i keep saving I could do it.