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

By Matthew ยท 4 replies
Aug 13, 2009
  1. 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.

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  2. fwilliams

    fwilliams TS Rookie Posts: 99

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

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    I think the model is a yearish old. You're probably going to be waiting a while, heh.
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    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.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,996   +2,528

    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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