HP has quietly slipped out a new laptop prepared to tackle everyday computing tasks, the G62T. At $600, the base unit offers a 15.6-inch 1366x768 LED display, an Intel Core i3-330M and integrated HD graphics, 2GB of DDR3 RAM (free upgrade to 3GB at the moment), a 160GB 7200RPM HDD, a DVD burner, a six-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Additional configuration choices include five other Core i3, i5, and i7 processors, up to 4GB of RAM, 250GB to 500GB of storage, a Blu-ray reader, Bluetooth, and a webcam. The G62T houses the usual round of connectivity, such as (optional) HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, wireless-N, three USB 2.0 ports, an optional media card reader, as well as headphone and mic jacks.

HP claims the G62T offers "all of what you need, [and] nothing you don't," and I think that's a fair statement for the average user. It's worth noting that coupons are readily available, and that sweetens the deal.