I'm looking for a laptop for home to use, something to look around the internet such as mpgh, skype, amazon refunds etc.
I have $500 to spend, please leave recommendations! I'm not looking for gaming/etc.
For 500 bucks you won't get anything too good, but if you are just using it for the internet that shouldn't really matter. As long as you are not saving too many files you might want a smaller SSD of around 250GB or so, and maybe around 4 GB ram maximum? Processor shouldn't need to be too strong either. Since you won't be using it for much else the SSD should only decrease starting time. If that doesn't really bother you a HDD should be perfectly fine.