I just bought a 3 month old Asus K40IN-X2-BIL.
T4400 @ 2.2GHZ
4GB DDR2 800 Ram
Geforce G102M 512MB DDr2 Vram
14" 720p display.
Picked it up for $450CAD on Craigslist. At that price, you can pick up a second LCD for a couple hundred and have the best of both worlds.