Yes, you read that right: a new (not refurbished or used!) laptop with an Intel processor and full warranty for just $299. Whats the catch, you ask? This entry-of-the-entry-level laptops comes loaded with Ubuntu instead of Windows 8. And for many geeks, thats not a catch at all.
If you are on a tight budget, this machine makes sense for even the most novice users. It has everything you need to get on the internet and do basic office tasks, but at hundreds less than even the most basic Windows laptops.
Despite being an entry-level machine, you still got a nice complement of standard features, including three USB 2.0 ports, anti-glare screen, multi-touch touchpad, webcam, HDMI output, 3-in-1 media card reader, Wireless-N, and Bluetooth. Being a small business model, this merely $299 laptop even has next-business-day on-site warranty service for the first year. Not only is the price of this Linux-based 14-inch laptop just $299, but for a limited time you can get free shipping to boot.
14-inch Dell Vostro 2420 1.7GHz Celeron Dual-core Laptop w/2GB RAM, 320GB HDD for $299 with free shipping (normally $358) Dell's page.