I just got a new laptop. With Martha's Wal-Mart employee discount and the annual tax free weekend for "back to school", I got a real deal.
Acer Aspire 5734Z-4836
* Pentium 64 2.3Ghz Dual Core
* 3G DDR3 RAM
* 250G Disk
* Webcam built in
* WiFi / Cat5 ethernet
* Intel 4500M 3D graphics system (fast)
* CD/DVD burner
* 15.6" screen
It runs Win7_64 well (I have only used Win7 a little bit, I have no applications for Windows) and Fedora 14 x86_64 (Linux).
The laptop running Linux is fast and very stable.
If you can still find one, Wal-Mart has them for $328.00