Need an inexpensive but decent laptop?

If you are looking for a new, inexpensive decent laptop take a look at the offer from Best Buy for the Gateway model shown.

It's listed at $499, a $250 savings but NO rebate, just $250 off.

Gateway Notebook with Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology
Model: MT6840

-Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology with interrelated Intel® Core™ Duo processor T2450,
-Intel® 945GM chipset,
-Intel® 3945ABG wireless network connection (802.11a/b/g) and extended battery life capability
-1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 memory for multitasking power, upgradable to 2GB; 533MHz frontside bus, 2MB L2 cache and 2.0GHz processor speed
-Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM

-Wireless, Bluetooth, Windows Vista Home Premium, 169GB Hard drive, 15.4" screen, 6lbs. View here for detailed specs.

I'd add the 3 year warranty.