NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- I'm typing this review on a radical new $279 laptop that, if it had an Apple ( AAPL) logo and were sold in Apple stores, would sell 50 million units in the first month alone. It's the best-spent $279 technology you can buy in the market today. I give it my highest recommendation ever.Sadly, we live in an unfair world where ignorant consumers tend to buy products based on brand perceptions that often lag reality by a decade or more. As a result, this Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) laptop will probably only sell in decent quantities, but not anywhere near the 50 million units had it worn an Apple label. So what is this radical new $279 laptop and what's so special about it?