Anybody have any recommendations and\or lines on current good deals for a decent laptop around $700? It would mainly be used for web browsing, email, very basic photo manipulation (picasa), word\powerpoint and occasional movies playback to a TV.
It's for my father and he does get a bit frustrated when things are slow; I've played with a couple of netbooks and they seem very sluggish. Also a decent sized screen for him would be a plus. Doesn't need amazing battery life as it will probably mostly be used at home.