FYI: I bought an Acer Aspire 5315. It came with 40 gigs of free harddrive space. I added an extra gig of RAM (for two gigs total) since it runs Windows Vista. I left the store spending $453 including tax.
I’ve been using this laptop for a week, and it’s awesome. Unless you’re an avid gamer, I can’t understand spending much more than I did on a new laptop.