At this time of year it seems as if everyone wants the cheapest laptop they can get their hands on, however it is in my opinion better to spend a bit more on a device with a better hardware spec, one example of this is the Gateway NV5387u.
This laptop features an AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core M600 (2.4GHz) processor, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a 320GB SATA hard drive, ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics, an 8x dual layer DVD writer, WiFi b/g/n, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, VGA-out, HDMI-out and a 15.6-inch HD LED-backlit Display.
Other specs worth mentioning include a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), multi card reader, 56k modem, a touchpad which supports multi-touch gestures, 10/100/1000 Ethernet and a 4400mAh battery, you can see a full specification breakdown here.
This particular laptop has received great feedback from customers, you can see two, five star ratings here, also if you check out this link you will see that this particular model was given a TestFreak score of 9.2/10 and is regarded as the best Gateway laptop TestFreak has ever reviewed, interestingly it is number 10 out of 3926 laptops (in terms of overall score).
TestFreak say that this model delivers “HD performance paired with serious style”, if this is what you are looking for in a laptop you definitely should check out the Gateway NV5387u.