I want to get my son a 15in laptop that's got 'fast enough' processing, lots of memory, 'large enough' hard drive and a long battery life; however, I do NOT want to facilitate his gaming (League). Does such an animal even exist, and even if it does, is it too easy for a friend to modify to make it game worthy? He says he won't play much, but just the same, I'd like to not promote that option if at all possible. He doesn't want a Mac. I realize that if there's a will, there's a way, but I can at least not stick a wicked gaming device in his bag as he takes off for college. I'm not computer savvy, but seems to me i can get a really good laptop that is low enough in certain hardware items (which ones affect gaming?) that will make heavy gaming undoable or unenjoyable, but will be good in every other way, and will get him thru 4 yrs of college (biz major). Budget around $1,000.