If I were to buy a new notebook computer tomorrow, I would most likely purchase the HP 6715b. The price has just dropped to under 640 quid. With the 100 pounds cashback from HP, it will cost less than it's actual ex VAT price!
For the cheap price of 540 quid, it is an extremely full featured notebook computer. The features that make it stand out from the rest of the notebooks in the same price range are:
- AMD X2 TL-60 processor
- 2Gb of RAM
- 160Gb of harddisk space
- 1680x1050 15.4" screen
I expect the price of AMD based notebooks to drop even further soon. AMD had recently announced price cuts for it's line of processors, including the Turion X2 line. So, there is certainly more reason to hang back and wait for the prices of notebooks to fall even further. If this notebook ever goes under the 500 quid price point, I would probably snap it up without a second thought. That means that I'd only need to hunt for an additional 10% discount.
UPDATE@2115: I just found a way to get this great notebook at 525 quid! Man, I'm getting closer! Need to dig around a bit more.