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 (opens in new tab)) 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."