Wal-Mart to sell 17" Toshiba notebook for $348

By on August 13, 2009, 2:47 PM
If you've been holding off on the back-to-school laptop sales, you may want to pay your local Wal-Mart a visit this weekend. Starting Sunday the retailer is expected to offer a 17" Toshiba Satellite L355 for $348.

System specs include a resolution of 1,440 x 900, an Intel Celeron 900 CPU and GMA 4500M integrated graphics, 3GB of RAM (4GB max), a 250GB 5400RPM HDD, and an 8x DVD writer. Additional features include a full number pad alongside the keyboard, three USB 2.0 ports, VGA-out, Ethernet and an ExpressCard 34/54 slot.

In their recent review, Laptop Mag gave the Satellite L355 a positive four out of five stars. The unit isn't attractive looking, it's not particularly portable at 7lbs and it won't dice through games; but you'll be hard-pressed to find a better bargain.

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fwilliams said:

I will wait until it comes pre-loaded with a Linux Operating System, preferably Linux Mint.

Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

I think the model is a yearish old. You're probably going to be waiting a while, heh.

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Not a bad little system for my wife, who only does on-line banking and checks her email. Her current Toshiba laptop is 6 years old, but has a Celeron 1.5 Ghz CPU. Aside from being old and worried about predicted hardware failure due to age, she doesn't have any other driving need to replace it.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

This is a bit of a step up from the L305 Toshiba that Best Buy was running at $299,99. It has the same CPU, GMA4500, but Vista basic, 160GB HDD and only 2GB of RAM, 15.6 " screen @ 1200 X 800. I bought one of these to show photos with, and I'm very, very happy with it. I have to say though, the extra $48.00 gets you a lot of goodies on the WalMart offering.

BTW, I installed Adobe Photoshop Elements 3,(Version 3 is 4+ yrs old), Vista complained a bit, then configured it to run as compatibility for XP SP2, and the program works perfectly.

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