15.6-Inch HP Laptop — $298
If you want a bigger brand name on the cheap, Walmart will have a 15.6-inch HP laptop on sale, with 3GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and a DVD writer. It runs on an 2.2GHz Intel Celeron processor and has two USB ports, so it won't set any benchmark records--but it's certainly more than up to the job in everyday use. This notebook comes with Windows 7 Home Premium.
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