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Dell currently has a very functional Dell Inspiron Notebook for $449 after a $100 mail-in rebate. It has 256mb memory, a 40gb hard drive and a CD burning/DVD reading drive. For an extra $50 you can get this notebook and double your memory to 512mb, plus get a wireless card. Shipping is free, but there is a $24 handling charge. This is a perfect notebook for the kids or basic tasks like web surfing and email.