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."
Norton? Is the system too fast or something?
Compaq? I'll recommend it to people I don't like.
Nvidia 8xxx series laptop chips? I hope this isn't a clean-out of the last of the bad batch.
The rest of the specs seem adequate for a budget laptop but it's obviously not something that will replace the portability of a netbook.
No need for your uppity comment. Thumbs down.
I couldn't believe it when I saw it had a dedicated graphics card. Great deal, but I wonder what the battery life is like.
you forgot the rest..."at that's just a small sample of the battery and performance killing bloatware you receive absolutely free!"
Reformat with Windows 7 or put XP on it until October 22.