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eMachines 15.6 laptop at Walmart for $198: Best Black Friday Laptop Deal?


One of Walmart’s best dealbusters for the 2010 Black Friday sale will be a cheap laptop with specifications that, for the price, are quite good. The eMachines eME627-5279 has a 15.6-inch display, has Windows 7 Home Premium installed, and and runs on a 2.2GHz Intel Celeron processor. With 2GB of RAM on board and as a 250GB hard drive, it’s a bargain for anyone who wants a basic laptop that doesn’t sacrifice screen size. It may be one of the best deals of the day when it comes to laptops.

The laptop goes on sale at 5 a.m. in stores only.

To compare this laptop to others that Walmart sells, click here.

Here are the specs for the $198 laptop at Walmart:

Intel® Celeron® Processor 900 2 Widescreen Performance
(2.2GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
• Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
• Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
• 15.6″ HD Widescreen WXGA High-Brightness LCD Display
• Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset
• 2048MB DDR3 Memory (2 x 1024MB)
• Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
• 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
• 4-Cell Lithium-Ion (2800mAh) Battery – Bummer!
• 8X DVD-SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive
• 2-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
• 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
• 3 – USB 2.0 Ports
• 1 – HDMIâ„¢ Port with HDCP support
• One Built-in Stereo Speaker – What?!?
• Built-in Microphone
• 5.51lbs. | 2.5 kg (system unit only)

Walmart’s deal on the eMachines eME627-5279 may be one of the better mobile computing deals we can recall seeing. Compared to a netbook that would cost as much if not more, includes a faster processor (the 2.2GHz Intel Celeron 900) and has a DVD reader/writer.