These days, $1000 lands you a pretty well rounded budget laptop. You can easily get 2GB of memory, 120GB or more of hard disk space, 802.11b/g wireless networking, and dedicated multimedia shortcut keys that let you watch DVDs or view documents without booting into Windows. The Acer and Dell laptops in our list even sported HDMI connections, extras we didn't expect at this price point. See the next slide for our Best Buy.
Note: This slide show is part of our package on low-cost PCs. Visit the following links for the rest:
The Best Bargain PCs (an overview on our roundup of both desktops and laptops).
Best Desktop PCs Under $750 (slide show).
Top 5 Desktops Under $750 (chart).
Top 5 Laptops Under $1000 (chart).