Posted Nov 29, 2008 - 7:56 pm
Ok so Ive got something for you that might be what your looking for at Staples starting tomorrow morning (Sunday 11/30.)
Staples item # 761020
15.4 inch screen
AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core Mobile Technology RM-70
250GB HD (Just what you wanted)
Windows Vista Home Edition (Not 64 bit edition, thats good to know)
Lightscribing DVD/CD labeling system
Plus a free printer with mail in rebates.
Ok so I love the fact that its an HP. They are my favorite brand laptops. The Turion 64 X2 processor is pretty gnarly. 3GB of ram is perfect. The 250GB HD is more than plenty space wise. Its good that it doesnt have the 64 bit edition of Vista. Then there is always the bonus perks of having a Webcam built within the computer and Lightscribing technology. Heres the think that I dont like, its $549.99 instead of $499.99. If it was $499.99, Id stay this is the one dont think twice. Since it is not however, then I have the following to say. If you were going to get a printer anyways, then this is a good deal cause it takes care of that end of things. However, if you were not looking to getting a print to go along with the laptop, its something you need to decide on for yourself and if that extra $50 is worth it. Basically heres the thing, if it had a $160 GB hard drive, it would be $499.99. If it had 2GB RAM it would be $499.99. If it had a older processor it would be $499.99. If it had a 14.1 inch screen it would be $499.99. However since that is not the case, its $549.99...its the 250GB HD that pushed it over the edge. That being said, in the end, if I am going to get you a computer that is $499.99 or under if you dont want this one, which would you be willing to sacrific. A 250GB HD for a 160GB one? A more modern processor for one that is up to date but still good? A 15 inch screen for a 14 inch one (although there hasnt been a lot of 14.1 inch screens being sold as of lately from what I noticed these past couple of weeks, the 15 inch ones are more standard), or 3GB for 2GB (although I dont imagine many computer packages having a 250GB HD to also then have a 2GB Ram set, so it might not be realistic to hope for a computer with 250GB of HD but has 2GB's of ram.)
Alright well let me know what you think of this deal, and if its not the one for you, where do you want to make some sacrafices if we have to in order to keep it at $499.99 or under. We still might get lucky regardless, but Im asking you just in case.