Now that Best Buy is carrying Dell computer systems, I decided to take a look and see if this would make comparison shopping between brands easier. I went to the Best Buy site and looked at laptop computer systems that were under $700 in price. I was surprised how many brands were available [32 brands on 01-02-08], and how easy it was to compare the different features each brand offered.

Brands of laptop systems being offered under $700 included HP, Compaq, Gateway, Dell, Toshiba, Sony, Acer & Asus. What I found interesting was that in the $599 range there were a variety of brands that offered features such as 15.4″ screens, 1G of RAM, DVD/CD burners and more. Also included was the Asus Eee listed at $399. Some of the $499 or less sale items were already sold out.

Before I continue let me state that I am not recommending Best Buy as the retailer to choose for your next computer purchase. What I am saying is that you can now use Best Buy as a good place to compare all brands for features and pricing.  It does appear that with the addition of Dell the Best Buy site may just make your shopping experience somewhat easier by seeing what is being offered.

It may also provide more competition and possibly lower prices for the consumer.

But I have a question? Is there any other useful sites that you would recommend that we also shop at? If so, let us know.

Comments welcome.

Best Buy site here.

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