Walmart has a nice deal on a smaller laptop. You can order this Acer Red 11.6″ AO725-0687 Laptop PC with AMD Dual-Core C-70 Accelerated Processor and Windows 8 Operating System for only $198 (down from $298). This is not available for shipping to home, but you can pick it up at your local store.
If you want a slightly larger screen, you might check out this 15.6″ Toshiba Satellite Laptop instead. It is only $269.99 shipped right now! It comes with Windows 8 as well and 2GB 320GB harddrive.
As usual with computers, read the specs before you order so that you end up with the product that works for you!