"Excellent laptop for the money"4.5 starson by Cowhoy
Pros: Price - $500 after instant and mail-in rebates
Screen - Clear and crisp 15.6"
Guts - 2.0GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 RM-70, 3GB of RAM, and 250GB HDD
Wireless - Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n
Extras - Built in webcam and mic, lightscribe and HDMI output
Cons: Battery - Not great but enough life
Multimedia - "Budget" NVIDIA GeForce 8200M
Summary: I recently purchased this laptop at Staples, cost me roughly $500 after instant rebates and mail-ins. For that price tag you cannot beat this computer, high quality in every way and many features. 3GB of ram allows me to run many programs and the 250GB harddrive lets me store a ton of documents. I love the 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, can connect almost everywhere and signal is very strong. This setup is similar to the reviewed model on cnet and cannot stress enough how wrong the review is, you can tell from the actual average user ratings.