Sunday, May 25, 2008

Four laptops in Fry's Memorial Day Weekend Sale circular

We already discussed the Friday Laptop Specials at Fry's Electronics. Now we have four more to talk about, as they are featured in the Memorial Day Weekend circular ad found in the Sunday newspaper.

We will start with the lowest price, which is bound to generate a lot of interest at exactly $500. We are talking about the Toshiba Satellite Unnamed, there is no name in the ad, and the code 5585790 does not produce a laptop at The unnamed Satellite features an AMD Turion 64 X2 DC processor, 2gb memory, 160gb hard disk, dvd burner, 15.4" widescreen display, wireless (b/g), and Vista SP1. Not bad for $500 if you can find it. This is a one per customer, limited quantities, no rainchecks type of a deal.

Moving up to $750 after a $50 mail-in rebate, we find the HP dv2840se. This special edition laptop is more mobile, with its 14.1" widescreen display, which means lower weight, and quite possibly better battery life because of the smaller screen and size. The processor is the AMD Turion 64 X2 DC TL-60, and it comes with 4gb memory (yes four gigabytes), 250gb hard disk, dvd burner with lightscribe, wireless (a/b/g/n), bluetooth, built-in webcam, and of course Vista SP1.

And now for BluRay fans adn early adopters, the HP dv9830se goes for $1200 after a $50 mail-in rebate and has a BluRay-ROM, which means you can play BluRay discs but not record on them. You still get dvd burner functionality of course with a supermultiformat drive, which means you can do dvd-rw, dvd+rw, dvd-ram, and friends. Another noteworthy feature is 64-bit Vista SP1, along with 4gb of memory, 320gb disk, and a multimedia-friendly 17" widescreen display. The processor is an Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo, and it also has the wireless alphabet soup (a/b/g/n).

Last but not least, the Apple MacBook Air bundle, with product code 5555060 which is not listed at The ad says that you get a 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2gb memory, 13.3" glossy widescreen display, 80gb hard disk spinning at 4200rpm, an external Superdrive, and bluetooth wireless mouse. As you may recall, the MacBook Air is the really thin thin laptop, so be sure not to let the cat dance on it :) Oh the price? It is $1800!

Computer Accessories!
If you are a fan of Samsung LCDs, their 20" widescreen monitor is on sale for $220 after a $30 mail-in rebate! And if you want to backup your data, the GQ dvd-r or dvd+r 100-packs go for $19, putting the blank discs at 19c each, without rebates and one per customer. Not a particular great price, unless of course you are happy and thrilled with the GQ discs.

How about an Emprex 4gb usb 2.0 flash drive for $5 and no rebates? Well, that is true! If you are lucky enough to find them in-store! Or you can go for the 8gb version, which sells for $35, and it's much more likely to be in-store!

And we finish with something from Iomega, their eGO white or cherry red firewire/usb 2.0 external hard drive going for $80 and one per customer. If you need this, you know who you are :)

If you want to jump on the terrabyte bangwagon, you only have ot pay $190 (!) for this ACOM Data eSATA and USB2.0 external hard drive, with silent operations, stackability (word?), and even a security lock slot. No rebates even! But one per customer, so keep the wig, hair color, and moustache handy!

And if you want one terrabyte in your computer, you can get the Seagate Serial ATA/3200 internal, in a retail box, spinning at 7200rpm, and going for just $180. This includes the 32mb buffer on the disk :) Limit two per customer, so your chances of finding it increase :) The price puts it at a reasonable 18 cents per gigabyte.

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