Dell Inspiron 14z Laptop Plus Adobe Software, $480

Dell's Inspiron 14z isn't exactly inspired, says our reviewer, but it is a light, attractive laptop that offers good performance for the price. The 14-inch laptop sold for about $600 when it came to market last October. Right now, though, Dell Online has dropped the price for an Intel Core i3 model to $480 (with free shipping), and it's throwing in Adobe's top-notch Adobe Elements image editor and Premiere Elements video editor.

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