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Old 12-14-02, 01:02 PM
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$500 1.5Ghz Toshiba Laptop

Tomorrow at Bestbuy, you can pick up a Toshiba 1115-S103(scroll down to pg 3) for $1000 with $500 in rebates (I hate rebates). There should be at least 10 per store.

I'm still debating one for myself ... do I need it? No ... but for $500, it'd make an awesome portable DVD player.

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Tomorrow = Sunday ... I don't know how long it will last if they don't sell out.
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Is this $500 MIR or associated with dial-up ISP?
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Originally posted by lxl
Is this $500 MIR or associated with dial-up ISP?
No, no it is not ... at least I'm pretty sure it's not. If it were, I doubt they would be going through the trouble of listing the min store quantity and other such info as it wouldn't be a bargain many people would be interested in.
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I saw the deal described this way at Anandtech:

$1100 - $100 IR - $300 BB MIR - $200 Toshiba MIR = $500
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Yeah, and gotapex is reporting that there is another $150 rebate coming up on the receipt ... so who knows.
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I'm not sure I'd count on that notebook as a DVD player. The battery life is only 2 hours and I would expect playing a DVD would be even lower.
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Yeah, i've pretty much decided it's not for me ... oh well. It sounded good for a bit.
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weight 6.9 pounds... just lost interest... only about 1/2 a pound lighter than my dell. Bugger is not portable.
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Must Resist Tempation...Don't Need...But Good Price....

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Well - I did get one (yes, I have 2 notebooks already) - this would be for my wife.

Looks good - $1072 before rebates, have to wait who knows how long to get $500 back...

the main pain was waiting in line for it while everyone got the "you should spend $200 more dollars for the 3 year service plan".... I didn't let them give me the spiel.


I DO hope a full battery will let her watch a movie on the plane, that would be my only concern. Otherwise, this works for the (final) price.

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