Walmart Offers $298 Laptop; And it’s Not Black Friday

Our mail-carrier just dropped off the mail a short while ago.

And guess what we found – a Walmart flier for a $298 Compaq Presario CQ60-419WM laptop.

That’s for a 6-cell battery 15.6-inch laptop with 3GB RAM, 160GB HD, DVD/CD writer and Windows Vista Home Basic.

Not a bad deal, folks.

The $298 laptop sale starts on July 26 at 8AM.

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4 Responses to "Walmart Offers $298 Laptop; And it’s Not Black Friday"

  1. shuaib68   July 24, 2009 at 9:24 am

    This is amazing.

    I bought the same CQ60 for Dh.2,399/- that’s nearly USD.750/- one year ago. Presently there is a PRESARIO CQ60-215 with 250GB HDD CORE 2 DUO for Dirhams.2799/- (That’s about USD.799/-) Responds:

    Retailers in most sectors are desperate in the states.

    Hence the steep mark down of prices.

    Except for maybe Thailand, prices for electronics/computers are the cheapest in the U.S.

  2. boopalanj   July 24, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Why not India? 🙁 Responds:

    We believe Laptop computer prices are higher in India but plain ‘laptop’ prices are, of course, much cheaper in hamara Bharat (our India). 😉

  3. guruji   July 27, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Turns out that one has an AMD processor, which explains the dirt-cheap price. Could be good for school, but if your usage is media-centric, better spend some more for an Intel, to ensure that all applications work fine without crashing. Responds:

    We’ve used AMD systems (desktops, not laptops) for several years and really haven’t experienced any problems.

    But then we use it for mundane purposes like blogging, web surfing, YouTube et al.

    As a first system for young kids, hard to beat the price.

  4. முனிAndy   January 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    got a hp g72 for 499. what do you do about the antivirus. this one came with 2 month Norton protection. I had the free AVG on the yet-to-be-resuscitated desktop, but I am thinking of spending some cash this time. Responds:

    We use both Norton & Webroot SpySweeper. Amazon usually has lower prices.

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