In the market for a laptop for my girlfriend, but having trouble distinguishing what's actually a "good deal." She will just be using it for basic stuff-- Microsoft office for grad school stuff, Internet browsing, and storing pictures. She also doesnt want or need a big screen size. It seems like this is very doable for under 500 bucks from my research thus far, but I'm just not sure what exactly constitutes a "good deal" and how the various processor and spec decisions will impact performance. So if anyone could chime in I'd really appreciate it! Thank you!