Are there any laptops under 500 dollars that are worth it?

I was thinking of buying a nexus 7 for playing some small games and web browsing wirelessly when my desktop is in use or just hanging out on the couch. Are there any laptops that are as useful and as powerful as a nexus 7 for around the same price?

This looks alright, as long as you don't mind Windows 8

So does this, the CPU has better built in graphics than the other one, but I expect the Processor to be slower