On the Cheap: Best Buy to Sell $249 Laptop

The dawn of netbooks has meant getting your hands on a cheap-as-chips computer is easier than ever. Granted, they might be a little on the dainty side, but for $300, who's complaining?

Oh, you're complaining? Well, perhaps you'd like to pick up Best Buy's $249 laptop that the company is launching today as part of "a dynamic holiday computing selection." The exact model is not yet known but we do know it's an Acer machine powered by an Intel Celeron 900 CPU with 2GB of memory, and a 160GB hard drive. Not great but definitely not bad for a laptop that clocks in at under two hundred and fifty bucks.

We'll keep you updated on the exact model when we hear more.

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  • False_Dmitry_II
    I'm wondering how that would match up against, say, a pentium m 1.6 laptop. Those can still be gotten off of craigslist.
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  • Regulas
    Acer is Linux friendly and this will make descent laptop right after you wipe the DRM infection off the HD and install Linux.
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  • JonathanDeane
    RegulasAcer is Linux friendly and this will make descent laptop right after you wipe the DRM infection off the HD and install Linux.


    I was going to say the exact same thing only minus the DRM stuff...

    Would make an excellent Linux box. I like the idea of Linux on laptops since most of the time you can't really play games on them anyhow so its the perfect situation to install a nice Linux distro.
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