Looking for a netbook with some power that also won’t break the bank? The Acer Aspire 1551-5448 should meet both qualifications, with an 11.6-inch LED-backlit display and a 1.5GHz AMD Turion II Neo K625 CPU. This dual-core machine sports a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 GPU for flawless 1080p playback, and extra memory to boot.
There’s also 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11n WiFi, HDMI-out and a six-cell, five-hour battery. The whole thing weighs just over three pounds. The price? Only $550.