A lot of shoppers this Christmas season are out to shop for laptop computers with a need to watch their spending, and with good reason given the uncertain economic news. Undoubtedly many shoppers who were looking for new laptop or notebook computers are considering a cheap notebook alternative this year. A sweet spot in laptops this year are refurbished Laptops Under $300. A search of online auctions Laptops Under $300 shows hundreds of great bargain laptops in DELL and other popular brands. Typically a laptop for under $300 can be found equipped with a 1.5 processor, CD/DVD, 60GB Hard-Drive, WIFI equipped, and outfitted with Windows XP and an Office Software Suite. As an example a recent check revealed many DELL D600 models and IBM T42 models for sale at a laptops shop price just under $300.