I will be using it to store alot of pictures, do some bookwork, and surf on the net... My budget is low, under $500, less if possible. I have been researching tigerdirect.com and pcrichards.com and best buy.... thanks
What size would you want it? If you want it to be portable, a E-350 fusion system is pretty nice for your use. The Lenovo X120e with the E350 comes out to $440 with 2GB of ram and 250G, while the dm1 can be had for $450 with 3G/320G. There are also some 15 inchers avaliable also for around the same price.