I’ve had a number of family members ask about whether I have any recommendations for an everyday laptop that is under $500. Something that can easily handle the normal rigors of Microsoft Office and the Internet and doesn’t feel cheap. After getting one for my wife I let them know that the Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5717SLV is a top choice. The touch screen is beautiful, has a full numeric pad, has enough weight so it sits nicely on your lap, and is as smooth as butter with 8GB of RAM and a 1 terabyte harddrive. The current promotion has the laptop listed at $449 instead of the original price of $749. When I originally purchased the laptop it was at $549 which I thought was a great deal so getting another $100 back later when it dropped in price was a bonus. As it currently stands my father has also picked one up and my sister-in-law is looking at getting one too.