updated 11:55 am EST, Fri November 3, 2006
Wal-Mart $398 laptop
A forum poster at Black Friday has observed that from November 5th to the 11th, Wal-Mart will be selling Compaq's Presario V5305WM for just $398. There should be 15 per store, but a limit of one per customer with no rainchecks. The 5305 has 512MB of RAM, a 2GHz Sempron processor, and a 128MB Radeon Xpress videocard. Other notable features are a 24x DVD/CD-RW drive as well as 802.11b/g wireless being built-in. Note that despite the timing (and the website), this is not a "Black Friday" deal. This year's Black Friday falls on November 24th.