I just wanted to update you and let you know I did get a new computer. I went to Best Buy the other day and they had a lot of open box computers. I found a Samsung Series 3 with an AMD A6-4400M CPU with Radeon 7520G GPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 8 64-bit, etc. for $264.99 - then they took off an extra 10% at the register. The normal cost for this computer was $429.99. It works wonders =D can't wait to try Ubuntu on it.
Anyone else get a good deal like that?