A quick note between meetings, to answer Cathi's question...

"What are the best notebook PCs for under $1,000?"

Leave it to PC Magazine to rank the top laptops under $1,000, ranging from the Acer Aspire 9300 to models from Dell, Gateway, HP and Lenovo.

The top-ranked were the HP Pavilion dv2500t (#1) and Dell XPS M1210 (#2).

Unfortunately, the HP Pavilion HDX9000 listed in the online article here exceeds the $1,000 ceiling by just a bit. ;)

Added 062107: Check out this new MSN Shopping guide on "Good, Better and Best Laptops"

"Lighter, slimmer and with more muscle than ever, the laptop has become an essential tool for students, frequent flyers, commuters and people who just like to save space. We'll help you figure out which type best suits your needs.
See all computers and software "

... with everything from the sub $500 Acer Aspire 3050-1733 to the mid-range (just under $900) Dell Inspiron E1505, and  around $1,000 Dell Inspiron E1705 and Toshiba Tecra M6-EZ6612... or the HP Pavilion dv9000t and Lenovo ThinkPad X60 for under $2K.