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1 November 2005 @ 10pm

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Walmart to Offer $400 Laptop on Black Friday

Update 11/22: There seems to be some confusion about the price of the laptop these days. I am getting reports of $488 from some, while the Walmart site has a circular announcing it for $378. The two circulars can be found here. The large circular on the right shows $488 on page three, and the little one in the middle has the $378 price clearly visible here.

Kudos to Kristina for finding this.

Update 11/21:

Just received the following update from a reader . Thank you Jeff!

<blockquote>Just received the WALMART sale paper for November 25th. HP Pavillion ze2308wm computer listed at $488.00. Sempron mobile 2800+ 1.6Ghz</blockquote>

I will try to verify this information. If this is true, then it is very disappointing news indeed.

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The net is buzzing today with the news that Walmart is supposedly going to sell a $400 HP laptop and a $400 and $600 desktop.

  • HP Pavillion 1203w-b Desktop w /15″ LCD Monitor – $398.00 (No Rebates)
  • HP Pavillion Computer w/ 15″ LCD – $588.00
  • HP Pavillion ze2308wm Notebook Computer – $398.00 (No Rebates) I am mostly interested in the laptop. Here are the specifications according to CNET:

    The laptop in the ad comes with a 2800+ Sempron processor from Advanced Micro Devices, 256MB of memory, a 40GB hard drive, a CD-RW/DVD drive and a 15-inch screen.The desktop, meanwhile, comes with a 3000+ Sempron, 512MB of memory, a 40GB drive and a 15-inch LCD.

    Needs some more memory and I could swap out the hard drive, but not bad overall. Maybe it will make Dell release some nice coupons soon… 50% off anybody?