By now you've probably heard about the $348 Toshiba 17-inch laptop that's available at Walmart starting this Sunday.
That's a pretty amazing deal, but I see two downsides. First, it requires a trip to Walmart (and possibly some throwing of elbows, as this is a Black Friday-class price). Second, that Toshiba comes with a seriously pokey Celeron processor.
If you've got a little more room in the budget and want a system that's a tad more robust, you can get a Dell Inspiron 17 dual-core laptop for $499.
In addition to a 17.3-inch LED … Read more