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Wal-Mart's $348 Toshiba 17'' Laptop is a Steal

Remember that $300 Compaq laptop that Wal-Mart was selling? Those sold out in a hurry. Now Toshiba is next up to offer an ultra-value-based laptop this coming Sunday, August 16.

Wal-Mart will be selling the Toshiba Satellite L355 (S7915), a 17-inch desktop replacement, for an incredible $348.

Laptop Magazine reviewed this budget notebook and gave it four stars out of five along with its editor's choice award thanks in large part to price.

The specs for this $348 model are as follows:

CPU: 2.2-GHz Intel Celeron 900
Operating System: Windows Vista Basic (32-bit)
RAM/Expandable to: 3GB/4GB
Hard Drive Size/Speed: 250GB/5,400 rpm
Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW
Display/Resolution: 17 inches/1440 x 900

At $348, it does sound like quite a steal. It sure makes netbooks look a little outclassed.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.