If you're looking for a Vista laptop on the cheap, but Everex's $500 StepNote VA4101M
actually slides in under
your budget, the company has released a new model with all the upgrades that $70 can buy. Specs on the StepNote VA7500J are almost identical to its recent sibling, including a 15.4-inch, WXGA display, 512MB of RAM, a 60GB hard drive, integrated graphics, and 802.11b/g. In fact, the only difference between the two units seems to be the CPU, with the 4101M rocking a 1.46GHz Centrino M while the 7500J sports a 1.5GHz VIA C7-M. Not much else to say about this bargain basement notebook, other than the fact that's it's only available in Japan for a cool 69,800 yen ($570).