Here in the U.S., the day after Thanksgiving is called “Black Friday” and stores open at the crack of dawn as the start of the holiday shopping season begins. If you have the stamina and patience to fight the crowds, you can find some amazing bargains as all the stores feature special one-day-only sales on various items to entice shoppers to head their way.
One of the more incredible deals I’ve seen this year (at least as far as computers are concerned) is Best Buy’s bargain price on an HP laptop – yes laptop, not netbook – which will sell on Friday for only $197.
The HP G60-507DX normally retails for $549.99 and includes an Intel Celeron 900 processor (800MHz), a 6-cell battery, 2GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, a Intel GMA4500M GPU, and a 15.6-inch screen. The computer also runs Windows 7 Home Premium.
Of course this insanely low priced PC won’t last long – it’s what’s known as a “door buster,” meaning quantities are limited. If you want to be one of the lucky shoppers to get your hands on this computer, you’ll need to be at the front of the line. That means you’ll probably need to camp out or set your alarm for for some pre-dawn hour to beat the crowd. And don’t be surprise if a few hundred other folks also had the same idea. However, if you’re determined enough to get a new Windows 7 PC on the cheap, this is the sort of deal you can’t ignore.