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.
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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.
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