Sunday, January 13, 2008

Dell Inspiron 1525 and two HP laptops at Staples this week

A trio of laptops are featured in this week's Staples circular that runs from today, Sunday January 13, through the 19th, of 2008 of course.

The Dell Inspiron 1525 is offered at $600, no rebates, and has a Pentium dual core T2330, 1gb of memory, 160gb hard disk drive, a super multi format dvd burner, a 15.4" widescreen display, built-in webcam, wireless of course, and the obligatory Windows Vista Premium Home edition.

For those who like bigger displays, the HP Pavilion DV9720us is offered at $750, after a $50 Easy Rebate, which can be submitted online. No need to mail anything by snail-mail or cut upc codes and such. Apart from the 17" widescreen display, this laptop has the expected features, an AMD Turion 64 X2 DC TL-60, 2gb memory, 160gb hard disk drive, dvd burner with lightscribe, built-in memory card reader, wireless, built-in webcam and Vista Premium,

On the other hand if you prefer smaller laptop sizes and screens, the HP Pavilion DV2736us is offered at %800 after a $50 Easy Rebate, and this includes 3gb of memory. You read right, three gigabytes of memory! It has an AMD Turion 64 X2 DC TL-64 processor, 250gb hard disk drive, a 14.1" widescreen display, super multi format dvd burner with lightscribe, wireless, built-in webcam and memory card reader, and everyone's favorite Vista Premium ;-)

This trio poses quite an interesting choice among potential buyers. Do you go for the lower price, the bigger screen, or the more punch? That's ultimately the decision you have to make, but then again, it's not like these three are the only computers available in the whole world :)

And one accessory before we go, there is a 19" Viewsonic LCD display offered at $200 after a $50 Easy Rebate. There's no model name mentioned but it has SKU # 666483, which you can use to look up in-store or online or in the catalog even. It goes up to 1440x900 in resolution, has an ipod dock with speakers (oh dear!), a microphone and 4 USB ports, an 8-in-1 memory card reader, 5ms response time, and 700:1 contrast ratio. Is this a dock or a monitor? :)

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