New Laptop For The Kids

Today after work I went to best buy and bought a new laptop computer for the living room. The kids will use this laptop and D will probably use it for email too. For its intended use, it is way too powerful.

This was a very good deal. I’ve been looking at laptop deals for weeks now and I think this is the best one I’ve seen. Normally this laptop is about $750. There were no mail in rebates or any forms to fill out. At checkout it was $580 after tax. So far I’m happy. I really like the feel of the keyboard and touch pad.

These are the specs:

HP – Pavilion TK-57 Laptop – $549
* AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor TK-57* with 64-bit platform
* 2GB DDR2 memory for multitasking power, expandable to 4GB
* Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible media; also supports LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible LightScribe media
* AMD dual-core technology enables you to work or play with multiple programs without impacting performance; AMD64 technology provides simultaneous support for 32-bit and 64-bit computing
* 15.4″ WXGA high-definition widescreen display with BrightView technology and 1280 x 800 resolution
* 160GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
* NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M (UMA) graphics with up to 799MB total available graphics memory; S-video TV-out
* 5-in-1 digital media reader supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card
* IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface and 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast digital video, audio and data transfer
* Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g); 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector; 56 Kbps modem; Expansion Port 3 connector
* Weighs 6.1 lbs. and measures just 1.6″ thin for portable power; lithium-ion battery and AC adapter
* Long-lasting HP Imprint high-gloss finish with inlaid Radiance pattern design and silver interior
* Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition operating system preinstalled; software package included with HP Photosmart Essentials, muvee autoProducer DVD, CyberLink DVD Suite and more

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