Walmart unveils 15.6" HP Pavilion G60 laptop for $298

Summary:To heck with netbooks. Walmart's got plenty of retail weight to swing around, and that's manifesting itself in the form of a $298 HP Pavilion G60 laptop.

To heck with netbooks. Walmart's got plenty of retail weight to swing around, and that's manifesting itself in the form of a $298 HP Pavilion G60 laptop.

With a 2.2GHz Intel Celeron 900 processor, the 15.6-inch WXGA laptop is no barnburner. But it comes with Windows 7 Home Premium, 3GB memory, 250GB storage, LightScribe DVD burner and Intel GMA 4500M integrated graphics.

It's not a bad deal for someone who just needs the basics. (Or is it?)

This isn't the first time the megaretailer has teamed up with HP. This summer, it offered a $298 Compaq laptop as a back-to-school special that flew off shelves faster than you can say "subsidy."

Turns out that three is indeed a magic number -- three hundred, that is.

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Hewlett-Packard, Mobility

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