Compaq's thin and lightweight (1.29" and 5.3lbs.) v2000 Presario notebook line is now starting at just $499.99 after $200 in rebates ($150 instant rebate and $50 mail-in rebate). A 1.8ghz AMD processor, 14" display and 40gb hard drive are standard (a Pentium M is $100 more). I'd consider upgrading to 512mb memory and the CDRW / DVD drive, each $50, as well as the wireless networking for $25. Shipping is free. Note: coupon codes can't combine with instant rebates.