15.6-Inch eMachines Laptop — $198
Walmart will be selling a supercheap laptop with decent specifications. The eMachines eME627-5279 has a 15.6-inch display and runs on a 2.2GHz Intel Celeron processor, and it comes with Windows 7 Home Premium.
You’ll find 2GB of RAM on board, as well as a 250GB hard drive. It’s a bargain for anyone who wants a nonpretentious laptop that doesn’t sacrifice screen size.
15.6-Inch HP Laptop — $298
If you want a bigger brand name on the cheap, Walmart will have a 15.6-inch HP laptop on sale, with 3GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and a DVD writer.
It runs on an 2.2GHz Intel Celeron processor and has two USB ports, so it won’t set any benchmark records–but it’s certainly more than up to the job in everyday use. This notebook comes with Windows 7 Home Premium.
15.6-Inch Lenovo Laptop — $279
Another sub-$300 brand-name laptop comes from Office Depot. This Lenovo laptop is stocked with a 2.2GHz Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive.
It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium, a DVD burner, and two USB ports, and the sale saves you $200 off the regular $479 price.
15.6-Inch Dual-Core HP Laptop — $329
Office Depot has an exclusive deal for this HP laptop, with an AMD Dual-Core Athlon II processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive.
It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and offers three USB ports plus 802.11n Wi-Fi. The deal includes a $50 mail-in rebate, so the in-store price will set you back $379.
15.5-Inch Toshiba Dual-Core Laptop and Printer Bundle — $449
Best Buy has a Toshiba exclusive: this 15.5-inch laptop with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. It runs on an AMD Dual-Core Turion II processor and comes with Windows 7 Home Premium.
The deal also includes an HP Deskjet printer, which boosts the savings to a total of $229.
17.3-Inch HP HDMI Laptop — $449
You can replace your desktop on the cheap with this 17.3-inch HP laptop from Radio Shack. This Windows 7 Home Premium portable has HDMI and VGA-out, runs on a 2GHz Intel Pentium processor and 3GB of RAM, and comes with a 250GB hard drive.
For this price, you also get Bluetooth connectivity, as well as an integrated Webcam and microphone for video chatting.
17.3-Inch Acer Laptop — $498
Keeping things under $500, Walmart also has this Black Friday online exclusive for a desktop-replacement Acer laptop with 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and a 2.0GHz Intel Pentium P6100 processor. Other goodies include a Webcam and a microphone, a card reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium.
15.5-Inch Sony Laptop With Blu-ray Player — $499
Best Buy will have an exclusive deal for this Sony laptop with an Intel Dual-Core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and a Blu-ray disc player. The deal includes a laptop bag and the Blu-ray movie The Karate Kid for trying out the player.
17.3-Inch HP Core i3 Laptop — $499
Staples will sell this powerhouse HP laptop for a sub-$500 price after an instant savings of $250. It has an Intel Core i3 2.4GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. The laptop runs Windows 7 Home Premium and features an integrated Webcam and microphone–it’s a low-priced yet powerful desktop replacement that’s still light enough to carry around with you.
17.3-Inch Toshiba Laptop — $499
Office Depot will stock a Toshiba laptop with an AMD Turion II Dual-Core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive. You won’t find a Webcam on board, but you will have a built-in microphone for Skype chats, as well as an estimated 3.5 hours of battery life. The sale on this Windows 7 Home Premium machine saves you a total of $150.