I've been looking at laptops, and I have never had to buy a budget system before, so I always went with the Pentium. But now I need a laptop for not that much money, and was wondering how you rate the lower end processors.

I was reading a PC World issue from December 2005 http://pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,123262,00.asp , (pg 24, for anyone who wants to know ) and they said that an Acer laptop got the highest WorldBench score of all the budget systems they tested. I have never bought an Acer, and was wondering what companys are good to buy from too. Any info would be appreciated!