It's difficult to get a laptop at that budget, metronomic, a lot of them will have a Celeron processor, which personally I don't like, or closer to £300 they will be a refurbished model. When you get up to £350, it's swings and roundabouts, what you gain on one you lose on another. I did look at the Acer Aspire 5732Z click here recently for a friend, if you can go the extra tenner. I liked it because I know Acer are a decent make, it has a dual-core Pentium processor, 3 Gig of RAM and a 250 Gig SATA Hard Drive, a 2.5 Hr battery like which is average I think. As I said, it's swings and roundabouts, you'll maybe get a webcam on others with 2 Gig of RAM or maybe a smaller Hard Drive. Decide what's most important to you in a laptop, is it large storage space, lots of RAM for multi-tasking and video processing, or is it a long battery life for those long business flights. Narrow it down that way. Remember though, at the budget, you're not going to be playing high-end games on it.