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Windows 7: The rise of the $299 Wal-Mart laptop

16 Aug 2009   #1
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 
The rise of the $299 Wal-Mart laptop

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There's a new $299 laptop in vogue at stores--and it's not a Netbook.

These laptops sport big screens, optical drives, plenty of memory, and reasonable graphics horsepower. In other words, this is nothing like a $299 Netbook.
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16 Aug 2009   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

It goes to show that the netbook isn't all it is cracked up to be. Saw one of these at our local Wal-Mart, and their not bad looking laptops. Better value for the dollar than a netbook.
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16 Aug 2009   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
It goes to show that the netbook isn't all it is cracked up to be. Saw one of these at our local Wal-Mart, and their not bad looking laptops. Better value for the dollar than a netbook.
yep you are right. Why to pay the same amount for a netbook when you can get something bigger in the similar prize? If i'd have been in U.S., i'd have bought one.
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16 Aug 2009   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Faxing a $ 299 special to Dinesh


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16 Aug 2009   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Oh thanks.
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16 Aug 2009   #6
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Wow,

A full-bore laptop for Less-than the price of Windows 7 Ultimate!
And you get 7 Home Preemie FREE....

Didn't read everything, but did catch:

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Vista Home Premium (qualified for free Windows 7 upgrade)
No wonder they went faster than cod-cakes.. Uhh, pancakes...
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16 Aug 2009   #7
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

i dont even want to imagine what a "cod-cake" is....

i have seen any of these lappys yet. im starting to think about investing in a laptop. this might be the best thing since sliced bread. (AND a free upgrade?, w00t!)
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16 Aug 2009   #8
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
i have seen any of these lappys yet. im starting to think about investing in a laptop. this might be the best thing since sliced bread. (AND a free upgrade?, w00t!)
If you're near 'the city', you could install your free copy of Win 7 Professional on it:

New York City, NY Launch Event | Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010

If they're not filled up...

See 'Harpua's post on SevenForums.
I caught one in Denver area...
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16 Aug 2009   #9
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

sadly the closest thing to a "city" near me, are those giant d**do-looking things that farmers use to store weat and stuff.

i'll keep that in mind though, if i somehow escape "the void", and get back to civilization
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18 Aug 2009   #10
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Just visited my local WallyWorld to check this out...Toshiba L355
2.6G CPU 3G of RAM Vista Home built in wireless 15.4" screen...
$319.00 U.S.

Out of stock so i ordered one...it will be in Tuesday.

Have to admit the netbooks were tempting because of their size but this'll work.

Thanx !
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