10-28-2011 03:29 PM
A couple days ago I saw a Gateway listed on the website for $299. It had 4GB memory (3GB cache), 2.16Ghz Intel. Now, the only comparable things I see are a Gateway for $279 with only 2GB of memory and a Lenovo for $299 with 3GB. Earlier this week, it was listed as "coming soon". What happened?
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10-28-2011 03:35 PM
A similar customer on the forums had asked this same question and did not sound happy about the situation.
Still for reference, here is the item in discussion:
This laptop features a spacious 500GB hard drive for storing your important documents. An Intel® Pentium® processor elevates multitasking capabilities, boosts productivity and enhances your entertainment and Internet browsing experiences.Windows 7 Home Premium installed Learn more.Learn more about Intel® processors. Information provided by Intel.
10-28-2011 03:42 PM
Thanks for the quick response. Unfortunately, it seems that the management may have realized that this was too good of a deal - the link you provided leads to a "Page Not Found." I do appreciate you giving me the item info!
10-28-2011 03:57 PM
My needs are very simple - watch dvd's, connect to my TV, surf the net, stream Netflix, use Office suite. I don't game. I typically don't run a lot of processes at the same time. I rarely use the on-board camera. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 I bought a few years back, but the battery died and this appeared to be a better option than replacing the battery.
10-28-2011 04:00 PM
That $279 model is plenty, according to its specs, it does have an HDMI port...... Also you will be getting Microsoft Word and Excel for free with this laptop too as Office 2010 Starter is standard on all new computers and laptops now.
10-28-2011 04:07 PM
Does that starter office have a limited time use? That is, is it a trial, or just limited to excel and word? No PowerPoint, right?
BTW, Thanks so much for your help!
10-28-2011 04:33 PM
No trial period, its slightly reduced funcitonality from the actual paid product, but casual users won't notice a change, the features apply to more heavy business users, and you will see a little ad window at the bottom right of the program.