New Notebook Under $500 From Wal-Mart

Posted: Dec 21 2004, 2:46am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 10:08am CDT, in Shopping | Shopping Tips


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New Notebook under $500 from Wal-Mart
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Wal-Mart offers a Notebook for $498. Catch: The notebook runs the Linux desktop operating system Linspire.

The price breaker Notebook has a VIA C3 processor at 1.0 GHz, 128MB RAM, 30GB Hard-drive, 14.1" LCD Screen, CD-ROM, Linspire (formerly known as Lindows) version 4.5.

Wal-Mart also offers a Windows XP Home Edition Notebook that is only $50 more expensive, but also has a bit better specifications: 1.1 GHz Mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor, 14.1" XGA TFT LCD screen, 40 GB hard drive,128 MB RAM, 802.11b wireless network and DVD-ROM drive.

So if you never worked with Linux and looking at the advantages of built-in Wi-fi and DVD instead of CD and bigger hard-drive the Linspire Notebook is actually not that great of an offer. I would get the Wal-Mart Windows Notebook for $548 for mom and not the Linspire Notebook. Also the Linspire Notebook is only available for pre-order right now. The Windows Notebooks ships apparently still before Christmas.

More details in this press-release.

Use to compare this low-cost Notebook offers. See also our Notebook Shopping Guide:

See also:
Wal-Mart Notebook under $600
Wal-Mart: 23'' Widescreen HDTV Ready LCD TV under $1,000
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