Just been looking for a cheap and preferably new laptop for simple home use and found this deal on Misco's site. Looks excellent value especially when the price is about the same as many refurb machines with only a few weeks warranty.
I would recommend a memory upgrade to 1 or 2 gig but checking on Crucial a 2 gig kit (e.g. 2 x 1gb) is only about £30.
Vista Home Basic is a bit pants but I have a spare XP licence anyway which I still prefer.
Other people bang on about how Celeron is OK for basic Office and web browsing but my old Dell has done everything even taking video from camera doing some basic editing and burning to DVD, although it does take a while!!