dealsemachines laptop for $199.00 + free shipping

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Not as good of a deal as the 15-16" we'll see at black friday, but I'm in, it's better than waiting in line on black friday when there will be lots of other items!! :-)

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Not sure why the poster says "old Intel Celeron", this processor is 64-bit processor just released to market in Q1 of 2011. Though I will agree it's definitely not a gaming computer or hard work intensive, but the cost alone should be indicative of those for anyone considering a laptop purchase. Perfect fit for granddaughter this Christmas, she mostly surfs the web and does school work.

Here's the specs for anyone considering:

Intel Celeron 925 Processor 64-bit (2.3GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
14" WXGA LCD (1366x768) Display
2GB DDR3 Memory
320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M w/ HDMI
4-Cell Battery
0.3MP Webcam w/ Mic
Multiformat DVD+/-RW/CD-RW w/ Double-layer Support
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

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As previously mentioned, the processor isn't awesome but it's no slouch, either. Passmark puts it at a solid 820, which is actually higher than the best Atom you can get on the market right now (the D525, which clocks in at 711). So it might be bottom-tier for a notebook but it will be faster than basically any netbook. Just FYI!

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It's lower-spec, but I think it is absolutely amazing that we can get a fully-featured laptop these days for $199.

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anyone know about the "upgradeability" of this sort of laptop? hardware wise?

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@aornelas1987:

I don't know for sure, but if I had to guess based off of my experience with laptops, the only thing you can replace is the hard-drive, ram, and cd/dvd drive. If you're lucky (and I mean lucky), you can replace the CPU. Other than that, replacing anything else is not worth the money, seeing as this is only a $200 laptop.

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Shipping and store pickup are both unavailable.

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In my zip code I also cannot find it available to ship or pick up. I phoned Best buy and the closest store that I could go pick it up at is about 50 - 60 miles away. So, apparently they are only available in-store, yet they are selling them online, and you won't actually know you can't find one until you get to the shipping page. Fun stuff Best Buy!

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This appears to be unavailable in most places. I found ONE Best Buy in AZ that has it, a couple in CA, and that's pretty much it.

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Unfortunately with best buy, they run out fast. Thought it would be better than their midnight sale and daily deal since it was supposed to be a 2-day sale.