BestBuy.com now promotes Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4030 14″ laptop at the clearance page for $299.99, you can use the coupon code FALLSAVE10 to get 10% off, if you pay with Discover credit card, you can get another 5% off, so the final price is $269, tax is added where applicable. What's better, you can get 3% cash back from Mr.Rebates. I say this is a very good deal.
The L645D-S4030 is a decent 14″ laptop features an AMD Turion™ II dual-core processor 2.3GHz, 4GB memory, and 320GB 7200rpm hard drive. It has a 14.0” diagonal widescreen HD TruBrite® TFT LED display at 1366×768 resolution, and it's driven by the AMD M880G Chipset with ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD 4250 graphics with 256MB-1917MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory. Of course, multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive is included. The laptop has no problem to handle your daily tasks. I believe it meets your need.
Anyway, such a low price for such a laptop, it's definitely worth of the money. If you want it, go get it when it's still available.