Best Buy is discounting the Toshiba Satellite P205-S7402 by $200 on Black Friday. This 17-inch notebook is the only Black Friday one we’ve found so far that includes a HD DVD drive.
The P205-S7402 includes 2GB of memory, a 160GB hard drive and DVD/CD burner, which also plays back HD DVDs. It has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and comes with Windows Vista Home Premium.
The P205-S7402 looks like a nice basic multimedia notebook, with some nice specs for the price point. The P205 comes with an inadequate standard battery, so make sure to pick up a second one – preferably the optional 12-cell battery. Also, one of the advantages of getting a P205 is it can handle a second hard drive, but the P205-S7402 doesn’t have one since it’s a doorbuster special. A 160GB hard drive is a nice start, but you’ll need to pick up a second hard drive down the line if you plan on packing tons of multimedia onto it.
If you can’t wait in line or miss out on this, head over to Toshiba Direct and get up to 20% off. The price will be higher than Best Buy’s Black Friday price, but you will be able to pick and chose your options.
Display: 17-inch Trubrite Widescreen Display WXGA
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 667MHz FSB)
Memory: 2048MB PC5300 DDR2 667MHz SDRAM (1024MBx2)
Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with 64MB-256MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory
Optical Drive: HD DVD-ROM/DVD SuperMulti (+/- double layer) drive (in one optical drive),supporting 12 formats
Battery: 6-Cell, 4000mAh Lithium Ion battery
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g)
Ports: S-Video, 6 x USB 2.0, FireWire
Weight: 7.2 pounds
Expansion Card: ExpressCard Slot