The price of an average laptop depends on the technical specifications, but generally runs between $300 and $1000. The reason for this wide price range is due to the fact that more manufacturers are releasing both inexpensive and more expensive computers at the same time.
At the lower end of price scale sit small laptops with 12 to 15 inch screens and the ability to perform basic processing tasks. At the high end of the price scale sit larger, more powerful laptops that are able to compete with desktop computers in terms of features and computing capabilities. Which laptop is best depends upon individual taste as well as the intended purpose of the computer.