Dell Inspiron 14R Laptop Plus Zune Player, $729
Dell's Inspiron 14R, a basic all-purpose laptop, did well in PCWorld tests, earning a 3.5-star review. It's a good choice for students and home users, and comes in four stylish colors: Mars Black, Peacock Blue, Tomato Red, and Promise Pink.
The Inspiron 14R is reasonably priced, with the Intel Core i5 model starting at $750. Microsoft has a great deal these days, though: If you buy a 16GB Zune HD MP3 player from the Microsoft Store, you'll get $200 off the Dell laptop. You'll end up paying only $730 for Zune and the Inspiron 14R, and shipping is free (for a limited time).
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