Saw this in the clearance section of my local Argos. Be gentle as it may not be so hot...but might be useful for someone to pick up on the high street.
I know nothing of laptops, but seems fairly decent spec, triple core, 3gb DDR3 ram, Li Ion battery, Graphics card with HDMI output. B/G/N wireless too. Nice looking machine. Only 250GB HDD but you could add an external one once you fill it.
Next best price I can see is £380 in Dixons/ PC world http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/emachines-e640-06539227-pdt.html
eMachines E640 Triple Core 250GB 15.6in Laptop.
This stylish laptop fulfils all your daily computing needs with its powerful Triple Core processor, Windows 7 Premium operating system and 250GB hard drive. The eMachines E64015.6in laptop also features a built-in webcam and microphone for taking photos and communicating online wherever you are.
CPU and Memory:
* Triple core N830.
* 2.1GHz processor speed.
* 3GB DDR3 RAM memory.
* 250GB SATA hard drive.
* 15.6in display.
* Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
DVD optical drives:
* Dual layer.
* ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics card with 256MB memory.
Interfaces and connectivity:
* Multi-Media Card (MMC) compatible.
* 3 USB ports.
* 1 HDMI port.
* B/g/n wireless/WiFi enabled.
* 1.3MP built-in webcam.
* Built-in mic.
Operating system and software:
* Microsoft Windows 7 Premium.
Preloaded manufacturers suite of applications include:
* Weight 2.6kg.