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.