Looking for an inexpensive entry-level option? Acer's Aspire AS5251 clocks in around $400 to $500. This 15.6-inch laptop features a wide, LED-backlit LCD screen that's perfect for watching DVDs and other high definition media. Movies aside, the AS5251 is powerful enough to easily handle most basic computer functions. If one of your loved ones needs a second computer -- maybe something basic that will let him or her read the morning news, watch a few YouTube videos, check their email, or listen to some music -- the Aspire AS5251 is a perfect gift.