Toshiba Satellite E305-S1995 is now on sale for just 600 dollars and is one of the hottest notebooks, thanks to some of the extra features it packs. For instance, it is the cheapest notebook with a blu-ray drive and WiMax connectivity.
Couple that with a very capable and powerful Core i5 2410m and Intel wireless display technology, you have a winner in your hands. The processor automatically over clocks to 2.9GHz under Turbo boost mode.
Here is how its CPU performs (benchmark chart taken from Dell V131 review as they both have same innards)
Other nifty extras include backlight keyboard and aluminum chassis. It weighs in at just 5 pounds and comes with 500GB hard disk and 6GB RAM. You even get a built in 4GB SSD for decreasing the load speed of the apps you use frequently.
Screen size is 14 inches and it packs 1366 x 768 pixels. The battery life is stated to be around 7 hours. Ports include 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA and a multi card reader. It runs Windows 7 Home Premium as its operating system.