If you are looking for a general purpose laptop for home use or for your kids, the Acer Aspire 5349 might be the one as it comes with a low value price-tag and is stuffed with components with rather impressive specifications.
Powered by the Intel GMA dual core B800 processor at 1.5GHz, the laptop is apt for carrying out day to day processing, surfing the web, socializing and playing low to medium graphics content games.
Alongside the dual core processor is the 6GB of RAM that is definitely more than what other laptops offer in this segment. Multitasking with multiple memory intensive applications would be the key here as the RAM would handle it all. Beyond this, the massive 750GB hard drive is going to offer you a lot of storage space to accommodate all your multimedia files at one location, right there where u need them.
Acer has also put in a dual layer DVD +/- R/W drive that gives you the flexibility of burning extra content from your HDDs onto DVDs.
The 15.6" display is more or less ideal for home use and being Wi-Fi enabled, you can use the refurbished laptop just about anywhere in your home (based on Wi-Fi signal strength). 3 USB ports let you connect your mp3 players, iPad, smartphones, etc.
The Acer Aspire 5349 750 GB 15.6" Intel Dual Core 6GB RAM Refurbished Laptop is available from eBay for £239.99 delivered.