Well, for $2200 you can get a nice laptop for the games and word processing that you need for college, plus other things like IM'ing the girls in the college
1. Toshiba, HP, or Acer would be good brands. If you want an Apple, go ahead, but I think they're a waste of money.
2. Give them about a half year to make mobile DX10 cards. The best cards they make for notebooks are 7600GT's, which are good, but not great. Give them a while to put the 8800GTS's in the notebooks
3. I think the price of Blu-Ray and HD-DVD players will drop. They just introduced the first dual BR/HDDVD player by LG for $1500 CDN, so $1200 USD approx. Give them a few years and Toshiba will price match that.
4. As for the laptop, I can't recommend something from Newegg as I'm on slow internet
But I recommend something with a Centrino processor, 1GB of RAM, and at least 160GB HD space.