I received an advertisement from Wal-Mart in the mail this morning, which featured a Toshiba laptop for $399. I have always thought that Toshiba made a fine laptop product and have recommended the Toshiba models to clients for years. What surprised me about this model is that it also featured a 15.4″ true bright screen.

The specifications included 2 GB of  RAM, 120 GB hard disk, CD/DVD writer as listed in the ad plus Vista Home Premium and not Vista Basic . So I took a ride around the Internet looking for additional information concerning this model. Here is what I learned. Additonal information on specifications included:

CPU : Intel Celeron Processor 540 (1.86 GHz)
LCD : 15.4″ Diagonal Widescreen TrueBrite Display
MEMORY : 2GB DDR2 RAM
HDD : 120 GB
ODD : SuperMulti DVD+/-RW
MODEM : 56K
LAN : 10/100 Base T
WIRELESS LAN : 802.11 b/g WLAN
SOFTLOAD : Windows Vista Home Premium 

This is how they got the unit price so low. The CPU is the older Celeron and not a dual core. But overall the unit should met most users needs.

The sale at Wal-Mart starts Sunday, July 20th, at 8:00am and there is a minimum of 10 units per store.  No rain checks will be available. Model # is A205-S5000.

But what do you think? Deal or no deal?

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