Ok this is just too good to turn down. Best Buy will sell the Toshiba L35 15.4" widescreen notebook (normally $599) for $249. It is tagged as a "Vista Capable" notebook which means it will run Vista but not the Aero Glass features unless you upgrade the RAM and possibly even the video card. Best Buy states that any "Vista Capable" computer will come with a free upgrade to Vista Home shipped free. Here are some of the specs.
- Intel Celeron M 420 with 533 FSB and XD (Execute Disable) and 1 MB L2 Cache @1.6 GHz
- 512 MB PC4200 DDR2 SDRAM
- 15.4" WXGA active-matrix TFT-LCD widescreen display with 1280 x 800 resolution
- 60GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
- ATI Mobility RADEON X200M graphics with 64-128MB dynamically allocated shared video memory
- 2 high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast digital video, audio and data transfer
- Integrated Atheros high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g); 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector; V.92 high-speed modem
- Weighs only 5.1 lbs. and measures just 1.5" thin for easy portability; lithium-ion battery
- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition operating system preinstalled; software package included with Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, Microsoft Works, InterVideo WinDVD 5 and more
- Microsoft Windows Vista Capable
This is an insane deal to get the 2006 Christmas shopping season started! If you're looking for a new computer you better be ready to camp out all night to get one of these deals at your local Best Buy. You can't game with this Notebook but it's ideal for office usage.