While there’s little to go on in the way of details for this rumor, Engadget today reported that HP is set to introduce an AMD version of the company’s currently Intel-based dv6t notebook.
Just to recap, the Intel version of this laptop comes packing a 16-inch 1366 x 768 display, a Core 2 Duo processor, either 512 MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 or a 1 GB HD 4650 graphics, up to 500 GB of storage and up to 8 GB of RAM.
While the Intel-based currently costs $679.99, Engadget says the AMD-based dv6z will start at just $599.99. This price doesn’t include the $30 coupon at launch and the free HP DeskJet printer you can get via mail-in rebate.
Aside from the fact that this deal screams recession buster and more than likely designed to take advantage of the fact that everyone is penny-pinching like there’s no tomorrow, is anyone actually considering buying one? It is pretty good value and along with the mail-in rebate it seems like the perfect option for students. That said, with the horror stories you guys tell about mail-in rebates and how long they take to come through, we wonder is it worth the heartache.