updated 10:30 am EST, Wed November 22, 2006
Toshiba Black Friday PC
Best Buy is planning to offer its own heavily discounted laptop for this week's Black Friday sales, according to Notebooks.com. The retail chain plans to offer Toshiba's L35-S2151 for $249 as an in-store promotion, providing a major discount over the normally $600 system. The 15.4-inch system is designed for basic needs with a 1.6GHz Celeron M, 512MB of memory, and a 60GB hard drive. Best Buy adds that the PC is relatively light for its size and price, weighing a modest 5.1 pounds and measuring 1.5 inches thick. The move follows earlier plans by Circuit City, HP, and Wal-Mart to provide massive short-term discounts as a way of spurring holiday sales.