It looks like the cheapo laptop wars for the holiday season is starting early. Best Buy is advertising a Gateway 15.4" Intel Celeron based laptop for $299 and the sale starts tomorrow. No rebates needed, it’s all instant savings.
Below is an ad scan of the advertisement appearing in newspaper circulars promoting this deal:
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Notice that there will only be 10 per store, and only one can be purchased by a household. The specs for the Gateway ML6230 being sold are as follows:
- Intel Celeron M Processor 520 1.6GHz
- Screen: 15.4" WXGA
- Memory: 512MB
- Storage: 80GB Hard Drive
- DVD Burner
- 4-in–1 Media Card Reader
- 1yr warranty
- Wireless 802.11b/g
- Ports: S-video, Firewire ports, 4 USB ports, Headphones, Microphone, Ethernet
- OS: Vista Home Basic
Unfortunately, the price will vary somewhat by location. According to posters on FatWallet, New York and California are the only places certain to have the $299 deal at the moment, it’s $349.99 in many other places. Check your Sunday morning newspaper to see what the price will be in your area.
Since there’s limited availability for the Gateway laptop at Best Buy, it might be hard to score this deal. The laptop will also be pretty crippled with only 512MB of memory and a Celeron processor, so here’s some other good deals going on at the moment if this Gateway doesn’t seem to be up to the job:
Office Depot has the Toshiba Satellite P205-S7438 notebook w/ AMD Athlon 64×2 Dual Core Mobile TK-55, 17" TRUBRITE WIDESCREEN, 2GB, 160GB, DVD+-RW, 802.11 a/b/g wireless, Vista Home Premium for only $850 – $200 rebates (exp 10/6) = $650 w/ free shipping.
HP.com 30% off coupon code for customizable Pavilion laptops. Use code NB3025 to save 30% off any $999.00+ HP notebook. (valid 9/29/2007 12:00:00 AM – 10/9/2007 11:59:59 PM)
Office Depot has the Toshiba Satellite U305-S5097 Notebook w/ Core Duo T2130, 13.3-inch widescreen, 1GB, 160GB, DVD+-RW, Webcam, 802.11b/g, Vista Home Premium for only $850 – $150 rebate (exp 10/6) = $700 w/ free shipping.
New HP Pavilion Dv9500z Customizable Notebook w/ Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-58 1.9GHz, 17.0" WXGA+ Wide Viewing (1440×900), 1GB, 160GB, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M, free 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth +$45, free DVD+-RW Lightscribe, 56k/NIC, Vista Home Premium for $1045 – 30% off Hp coupon NB3025 = $732 w/ free shipping.
Choose dv9500z and config as above. Add to cart and apply HP coupon code.
HP Pavilion dv6500t Special Edition notebook w/ Core 2 Duo T5250 1.5GHz, 15.4in WXGA BrightView, 1GB DDR2, Webcam + Fingerprint reader, free 160GB, DVD+-RW, 802.11abg wireless, 6-cell battery, 5-in-1 card reader, remote, Vista Home Premium, 1yr limited warranty for only $1099 – 30% off HP coupon NB3025 = $770 w/ free shipping.
Choose free 160GB and add to cart, apply coupon code. Recommended upgrades: $30 off TV tuner.
Dell Small Business has the new Dell Vostro 1400 Notebook w/ Core 2 Duo T5270 1.4GHz, 14.1in WXGA w/ Truelife, 1GB, 160GB, DVD+-RW, 802.11g wireless, Vista Home Basic, 1yr warranty for only $849 – $250 off = $599 w/ free shipping. Vista Home Premium +$39, webcam +$30.
Get the Dell Inspiron 1520 Notebook with Core 2 Duo for $799 after $180 off.
Dell has the Inspiron 1501 15.4" scren notebook Notebook with AMD Sempron processor 3500+, 60GB hard drive and 512MB of memory for a starting price of $499.
Save 10% off $899+ refurbished Latitude Notebooks using coupon code Z0KQ4?S41S3CM3, limit is 300 uses and expires on 10/7.