What is a good laptop under $550
For that amount of money, you might be able to get the Dell Vostro 3400, the Dell Inspiron 1545, or a HP G61-320US NoteBook. Asus also produces some pretty good laptops for about this much.
Toshiba Satellite. Got mine at Bestbuy and I think I paid right at $550 for it.
Yes, Asus & Acer were going to be my suggestions. :)
Acer all the way, it was 400, but it had a wireless mouse, and a printer-copy and I think fax machine.