$298 Laptop at Wal-Mart Starts On Sunday

Looking to save a buck while buying a laptop? If so, Wal-Mart will have you come calling with the $298 Compaq Presario 15.6-inch notebook (CQ60-419WM) when it goes on sale this Sunday, July 26. The low pricetag appears to be retaliation against Best Buy's laptop challenge that offers a 15-inch Acer laptop for $299 (already sold out).

According to this Wal-Mart blog, the laptop features the AMD Sempron SI-42 CPU clocking in at 2.10 GHz, Nvidia's GeForce 8200M GPU, 3 GB of RAM, a 160 GB hard drive, a SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer support, and built-in 802.11b/g WLAN support. The laptop also comes pre-installed with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit) and a 60-day trial of Norton Internet Security 2009.

"Quantities are limited and will begin selling at 8:00 AM on Sunday, July 26th," the blog stated. "May want to pass that along because we expect this one will be quite popular."

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  • TheZander
    Same price as a netbook for more screen, a real keyboard, and a noticeable mount of extra processing and GPU power. Looks like a cheap win to me.
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  • domenic
    Wow. That's incredible. I shelled out $1400 in 1989(?) for my x286 with 32MB HD. I don't remember how many kilobytes of ram it had ...
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  • Anonymous
    Hard to beat pricewise. It's even cheaper than the netbooks which we expected to be half that price!
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  • Anonymous
    Hard to beat pricewise. It's even cheaper than the netbooks which we expected to be half that price!
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  • TheZander
    Same price as a netbook for more screen, a real keyboard, and a noticeable mount of extra processing and GPU power. Looks like a cheap win to me.
    19
  • domenic
    Wow. That's incredible. I shelled out $1400 in 1989(?) for my x286 with 32MB HD. I don't remember how many kilobytes of ram it had ...
    13