I’m going to make this conclusion as simple as it can possibly be: you choose what suits yourself! Unfortunately, I cannot recommend any of the presented notebooks as the best one just because all devices in this low-end class are a compromise between price and everything else. What troubles me most is the low quality of the screens. This is probably the biggest assembly of cheapest LCD matrixes I have ever seen gathered together. Any desktop LCD monitor is going to be a revelation after these notebooks, so they are in fact limited to office applications and – as far as listening to music – to multimedia programs. There’s no talking about serious image-processing on such screens, and even watching movies ceases to be any fun at all.
So I think we’ve given you enough information, and now it’s up to you to decide what exactly you would agree to put up with in a low-end notebook. My personal favorites are ASUS A3500L and HP Compaq nx6110 and I advise you to consider these two models even if you have taken note of something else. They seem to leave the most favorable impression of all the models presented during this review.