Monday, January 14, 2008

I found a fantastic after-Christmas Laptop deal

This deal seems to be all over the web at the moment: don't miss it!

$1,049.99 (after $50 rebate) from many of the biggest vendors out there on the HP Pavilion DV9730US 17.0" Entertainment Laptop. I think HP must have overbuilt these for Christmas, because other vendors offering specs like these come in as much as $500 higher! I'm setting one of these up with some additional software for my brother this week. The overview:

  • 3 GB RAM
  • 2.2 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64 dual-core processor,
  • 17-inch WXGA+ high-definition widescreen format (1440 x 900 resolution)
  • 250 GB hard drive,
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (full Media Center capabilities)
  • Everything else you'd expect and a number of nice bells and whistles too.
(Read a full description of this great deal.)

And one of the easiest places to shop has matched the lowest price---you can get this great laptop at! I spent a couple hours looking for the best deals out there, and when I found this I spent more time reading reviews and comparing prices. It's a fantastic notebook at about $200-$500 off comparable laptops that are already at low after-Christmas prices.

Yes, Vista being a resource hog makes this more comparable in performance to a laptop with XP and 2 GB of RAM, but the 3 GB is there to make up for it---and it's a bargain. (Plus, this is Vista Premium, so at least it's not Vista Basic.)

Take a serious look at this if you're in the market for a laptop!

Available at this low price from many big vendors like (which has the best description), Wal-Mart, Newegg, MacMall, BuyDig, TheNerds and so forth. Of course, as always, wait a half year and there will be a better deal somewhere! (Also, if you're ready to get new or better virus protection, read this first.)

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