Laptop Logic has a nice roundup of laptop deals for Black Friday bargain shoppers. The amazing thing is how well you can do for under $400: the HP Pavilion ze2108wm ($378 at Wal-Mart) and the Toshiba Satellite L25-S1192 ($379 at Best Buy). Aside from only 256 MB of memory and the Toshiba’s weak battery, these are capable systems. However, as with more and more “big name” systems, the Toshiba only has a 90 day warranty which leads to this observation:
Despite being a great value at $379 (compared to normal prices), rest assured that Best Buy employees WILL assault you over the extended warranty. While this writer feels that Best Buy’s warranty is better than most retail extended warranties, doesn’t adding $150-$300 to the price tag of a sub-$400 laptop kind of defeat the purpose?
If the other shoppers don’t get you on Black Friday, the salesmen will. More details and bargains by following the link.