Acer Aspire One 751h Netbook
Has your back-to-school budget bottomed out? Buy.com has the Acer Aspire One 751h netbook for $327 with free shipping. It sports an 11.6-inch screen, a 1.33GHz Atom processor, 1GB of memory, a 160GB hard drive, and Windows XP preinstalled. We liked the keyboard and screen on the Aspire One 751h, but the mouse button didn't thrill us--you might want to bring your own mouse.
MSI X340 Ultraportable Laptop
If you need a little more power in your portable, JR.com is offering the MSI X340 ultraportable laptop for $700 with free shipping, $100 off the retail price. In our review of the X340 we called it the "average Joe's MacBook Air." Its specs are a step up from the typical netbook: It's based on a 1.4GHz Core Solo processor, a 320GB hard drive, 2GB of memory, and a 13.4-inch 1366-by-768-resolution display. And at 2.8 pounds (with battery) and less than 1 inch thick, it's plenty portable.
HP Pavilion dv6z Gaming Laptop
The Aspire One is efficient and the MSI X340 is sleek, but neither of them will scratch your gaming itch. Fortunately, you can get an HP Pavilion dv6z laptop from the HP Home and Home Office Store for only $550 with free shipping after you enter coupon code SV2132. That $550 buys you a 2.1GHz Athlon X2 dual-core processor, a 16-inch widescreen display, 4GB of memory, a 250GB hard drive, and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 graphics card. Best of all, it's $180 under retail price--which means more money remaining to spend on games.
Toshiba 40RV525U 40-Inch LCD HDTV
Do yourself a favor: Take the money you saved on a computer and spend it on something nice, like a Toshiba 40-inch 1080p HDTV, which 6ave.com is selling for $637 (down from the $800 retail price). That's a bargain price for 40 inches of high-def goodness, though you'll probably want to check out our coverage of the 40RV525U to see how its specs stack up against those of other, similar models.
Sony DSC-T900 12-Megapixel Digital Camera
Last up for this week is the Sony DSC-T900 12-megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera, which Dell Home sells in red or brown for $280 after you enter coupon code 76K3JV9NHPDJ2Q. That's not a bad price considering the camera went for $380 when it first released earlier this year. The DSC-T900 has a 3.5-inch LCD, Sony's new "Intelligent Auto" shot mode, 720p HD video recording with HDMI-out, and an automatic face-tagging feature.