i was so tempted to buy this one like half an hour ago, but then after some careful thinking, i decided to wait, because i think this can only mean one thing: we are near the next "major jump" in laptop quality, so the retailers are somehow trying to get rid of their current ones!
The laptop uses AMD's Llano series APU which has been replaced by the Trinity series APU. BestBuy is either selling it at cost or maybe even a slight loss just to get rid of their remaining stock inventory which is taking up valuable space in their warehouses that could be used to store newer "things" with higher profit margins.
i just wanted to add this to this thread: what saddens me is that, even people who are not rich, in fact, quite poor (i personally know at least two), would shell out around $1000~$1500 for a crappy laptop + 3 years of warranty that never gets used + a printer that never gets used + virus protection plan.
when at the same time, with some looking around and comparing prices on the internet, i could buy 2~3 BETTER laptops with the same amount of money...
i don't think i am a genius, i just think that some people are quite dumb.