Acer Aspire AS5250 0895 is a 15.6 inch budget notebook that retails for under 350 dollars at popular online and local stores. The notebook packs the dual core AMD C50 processor that is quite possibly the slowest to be used in the a full featured notebook like this one. It has similar specs like the Emachines eme443 that reviewed last year, except for the fact you get double the RAM.
So, the specs look this – 15.6 inch display, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, AMD C50 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 250GB hard disk, DVD writer, ATi Radeon HD 6250 graphics, 0.3 mega pixel camera, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x headphone jack, 1 x microphone jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1 x VGA port, 2 in one card reader and a 6 cell battery that would give you a decent runtimes of 4.5 hours.
Yes, the specs are very netbook-ish (for example, the Acer 722 HSPA model), but you do get a bigger display and DVD writer – two things that may be important to you especially if you are a college student.