My Netbook does all that. So does my laptop.
The only difference is I have an external DVD/CD RW [read and write]. The drive in my laptop died so now I use the external for both. It ran me 30 bucks.
MUCH faster than my old CD drive. I can put 4.7 gigs of info on a DVD and it burns much much faster than the CD which only held 750 megs.
My netbooks set me back $200 on sale at Wally.
The laptop ran about 600.
Brand? I would recommend an Acer because it is the only computer I haven't been able to crash.
The major factor is price. And size. I can carry my netbook with two fingers. My laptop is a LOT heavier. Someone complained they didn't think the netbook was good for anything but email. I watch and record videos, run my IPOD off it, visit here. Had 3 different office programs installed. Have an exercise tracker and calorie counter installed. Heck it has everything on it my laptop has. I am assuming the complainer was a total moron.
One piece of advice DO NOT ACTIVATE THE FREE VIRUS PROGRAM. It will prob be Norton and Norton is as insidious as a virus. You practically have to format the hard drive to get rid of it. It's also bulky and slows down the computer unless you have a upper end computer. And you are talking beaucoup bucks for an upper end. Give me a yell and I'll send you some links to very good free ones plus some free firewalls that are great.
A note: I can tell I am carrying my laptop. I can't tell I am carrying my netbook. I just stick it in my messenger bag and take off.
A note: Be concerned about hard drive sizes. You want the largest you can get for the money. They fill up quick.