Top 6 Laptops Under $500
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 ($480)
This notebook is designed to provide Ultrabook sleekness without the sticker shock. The quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM give you everything you need for everyday tasks like web browsing and watching videos. A quick boot time and cool-running chassis are nice bonuses that help make up for the relatively low 4 hours of battery life.