Any suggestions for a good (inexpensive) laptop?

I have only been in Taiwan for 3 weeks, but I’m surprised that laptop prices are not much cheaper than back in Canada. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good quality laptop that won’t cost an arm & a leg? I would mainly like to use it for word processing, surfing the web, and watching VCDs/DVDs. :?:

How much do you put on your arm and leg? Cheap, mmm, I haven’t looked around in a while, but I’ve got a Fortress flyer somewhere around here that had some pretty decent lappies for a touch over 30. That’s cheap wherever you live in my book.

It’s just not possible unless your getting a hook-up (really good deal). I’d recommend buying a desktop. You can get a decent one for very cheap.