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Graphic: Cheaper than a Microwave? My, How Laptop Prices Have Fallen

On Monday we reported that the average price of a notebook has dropped steadily over time. Within the last two years alone tags have lightened from $530  in January 2010 to $456 in December 2011. Considering that, once upon a time, a name brand notebook cost thousands of dollars, we asked ourselves, "What else can you get for that kind of dough today?"  The answers are below.