as for which is best i would say samsung or asus. price is a different story with every brand.
what screen size and resolution?
how much ram?
what hard drive capacity you are looking for?
key features you want? [usb 3.0, widi, keyboard backlighting]
dvd drive, do you want one or do you not care if it has one
what do you plan on using it for
this is pretty descent for the pricehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215397