Black Friday: HP G60 519WM Notebook for $298 at Walmart November 7th

Black Friday is starting early at Walmart this year. How early you ask; Saturday November 7th early!

That’s right this Saturday Walmart stores will offer the HP Pavilion G60-519WM Entertainment Laptop for $298 in stores while supplies last.  For $298 you get a 15.6″ screen, Intel Celeron processor, 3 GB of RAM, 250 GB hard drive and a Lightscribe DVD burner with Dual Layer support.

One thing to note is that this notebook uses an Intel Celeron processor rather than a faster dual-core or Core 2 duo processor; but it will handle everyday items like browsing the web, managing your photo collection and working on documents.

Just like last year’s Black Friday discounts on the HP G 60 series of notebooks this model number, 519WM, is exclusive to this discounted version of the HP G 60 notebooks. If you want to compare prices and specs you should look for similarly equipped HP Pavilion G 60 notebooks; rather than looking for the exact model at other retailers.

Similar notebooks at Walmart are in the $450 dollar range, and given the inclusion of Windows 7 and OK hardware, this deal is good for someone looking to do basic computing.

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HP Pavilion G60-519WM Detailed Product Specs

Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Procoessor Intel Celeron 900 processor 2.2Ghz, 800 MB frontside bus and 1 MB L2 cache
Memory/RAM 3GB
Display 15.6″ Diagonal High Definition Brightview Widescreen Display (1366×768)
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M (shared) with up to 1309MB of total available graphics memory
Hard Drive 250GB, 7200RPM
Optical Drive DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Wireless 802.11b/g wireless LAN
Bluetooth None
Audio Stereo speakers, microphone jack, headphone jack
Expansion Slots None
Ports/Extras 3x USB 2,0, 5-in-1 Card reader, Webcam,1 VGA (15-pin), RJ-11 (modem), 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
Software MS Office 2007 trial, Microsoft Works 9, Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009, trial version, Cyberlink DVD suite
Weight 6.06 pounds
Warranty 1-Yr Parts and Labor, 1-Year Battery

121 Comments

  • Christine says:

    Please define “basic computing”. Is this good for downloading music, playing games, facebook, myspace?

    • Darren says:

      Christine,

      It is definitely adequate for all that and basic games. It wouldn’t have the power for very graphic intensive games, like first person shooters (you know, the kind where people buy huge monitors and dedicate a whole corner of their house for gaming). I’m thinking of getting one for my wife, and I’m recommending it to my mother-in-law, too.

    • Darren says:

      Christine,

      It is definitely adequate for all that and basic games. It wouldn’t have the power for very graphic intensive games, like first person shooters (you know, the kind where people buy huge monitors and dedicate a whole corner of their house for gaming). I’m thinking of getting one for my wife, and I’m recommending it to my mother-in-law, too.

  • Christine says:

    Please define “basic computing”. Is this good for downloading music, playing games, facebook, myspace?

  • Christine says:

    Please define “basic computing”. Is this good for downloading music, playing games, facebook, myspace?

    • Darren says:

      Christine,

      It is definitely adequate for all that and basic games. It wouldn’t have the power for very graphic intensive games, like first person shooters (you know, the kind where people buy huge monitors and dedicate a whole corner of their house for gaming). I’m thinking of getting one for my wife, and I’m recommending it to my mother-in-law, too.

  • jason says:

    would this be a good computer for say a college bound student. who will be dealing with a lot of architechture and engineering type programs

    • Mike says:

      This would not recommend this CPU for an engineering or architecture student. Programs like AutoCAD, SAS, etc require a beefy CPU for best results. You’ll need something with at least a dual-core (quad-core is better).

    • Mike says:

      This would not recommend this CPU for an engineering or architecture student. Programs like AutoCAD, SAS, etc require a beefy CPU for best results. You’ll need something with at least a dual-core (quad-core is better).

    • Mike says:

      This would not recommend this CPU for an engineering or architecture student. Programs like AutoCAD, SAS, etc require a beefy CPU for best results. You’ll need something with at least a dual-core (quad-core is better).

  • jason says:

    would this be a good computer for say a college bound student. who will be dealing with a lot of architechture and engineering type programs

    • Mike says:

      This would not recommend this CPU for an engineering or architecture student. Programs like AutoCAD, SAS, etc require a beefy CPU for best results. You’ll need something with at least a dual-core (quad-core is better).

  • Steve M says:

    Can this celeron cpu be upgraded? Or will I need to change out MB?

  • Steve M says:

    Can this celeron cpu be upgraded? Or will I need to change out MB?

  • Steve M says:

    Can this celeron cpu be upgraded? Or will I need to change out MB?

  • Steve M says:

    Can this celeron cpu be upgraded? Or will I need to change out MB?

  • josh says:

    Can you upgrade the Processor or the graphics card? I know the RAM is expandable to 4 GB, is it only DDR2?

    • Mike says:

      The short answer, No. Upgrading a CPU/GPU on a laptop is usually impossible since it’s harder for find compatible parts (unlike desktops). Even if all of the parts were available, it wouldn’t be cost effective. Upgrades for laptops are usually limited to Hard Drives, RAM, and sometimes optical drives. And yes, it has DDR2, but DDR3 isn’t much of an upgrade anyway.

    • Mike says:

      The short answer, No. Upgrading a CPU/GPU on a laptop is usually impossible since it’s harder for find compatible parts (unlike desktops). Even if all of the parts were available, it wouldn’t be cost effective. Upgrades for laptops are usually limited to Hard Drives, RAM, and sometimes optical drives. And yes, it has DDR2, but DDR3 isn’t much of an upgrade anyway.

    • Mike says:

      The short answer, No. Upgrading a CPU/GPU on a laptop is usually impossible since it’s harder for find compatible parts (unlike desktops). Even if all of the parts were available, it wouldn’t be cost effective. Upgrades for laptops are usually limited to Hard Drives, RAM, and sometimes optical drives. And yes, it has DDR2, but DDR3 isn’t much of an upgrade anyway.

  • josh says:

    Can you upgrade the Processor or the graphics card? I know the RAM is expandable to 4 GB, is it only DDR2?

  • josh says:

    Can you upgrade the Processor or the graphics card? I know the RAM is expandable to 4 GB, is it only DDR2?

  • josh says:

    Can you upgrade the Processor or the graphics card? I know the RAM is expandable to 4 GB, is it only DDR2?

    • Mike says:

      The short answer, No. Upgrading a CPU/GPU on a laptop is usually impossible since it’s harder for find compatible parts (unlike desktops). Even if all of the parts were available, it wouldn’t be cost effective. Upgrades for laptops are usually limited to Hard Drives, RAM, and sometimes optical drives. And yes, it has DDR2, but DDR3 isn’t much of an upgrade anyway.

  • Brittany says:

    Anyone know what kind of battery life I can expect with this laptop? Thanks.

  • Brittany says:

    Anyone know what kind of battery life I can expect with this laptop? Thanks.

  • Brittany says:

    Anyone know what kind of battery life I can expect with this laptop? Thanks.

  • Brittany says:

    Anyone know what kind of battery life I can expect with this laptop? Thanks.

  • garett says:

    so this labtop can handle games like older rts (real time stratagy) like lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2. and some of the command and conquer series

    • Tiffany says:

      It would be able to handle these games but the graphics card and the processor aren’t that great.

    • Tiffany says:

      It would be able to handle these games but the graphics card and the processor aren’t that great.

    • Tiffany says:

      It would be able to handle these games but the graphics card and the processor aren’t that great.

      • garett says:

        so basically it wouldnt be able to handle newer games. so no first person shooters or nothing major.

      • garett says:

        so basically it wouldnt be able to handle newer games. so no first person shooters or nothing major.

      • garett says:

        so basically it wouldnt be able to handle newer games. so no first person shooters or nothing major.

      • garett says:

        well i noticed that the processer has the same ghz as the dell studio which is about a 300 – 600 dollar differece. so the processer doesnt sound that bad

        • Ricky1 says:

          Yes, that’s true, but the Dell Studio line is *dual-core*, which means it basically has two separate processors in the same processor. So, while the GHz rating is equivalent, you have only half the processing power on this laptop.

          If you’re looking at buying a laptop, do some research, it’s easy to shoot yourself in the foot if you aren’t sure and don’t know the right questions to ask.

          To answer the original question, this computer will have no problem like games on the level of BFME, but don’t plan on buying a ton of FPS games, this will laptop will not be your friend on that account.

        • Ricky1 says:

          Yes, that’s true, but the Dell Studio line is *dual-core*, which means it basically has two separate processors in the same processor. So, while the GHz rating is equivalent, you have only half the processing power on this laptop.

          If you’re looking at buying a laptop, do some research, it’s easy to shoot yourself in the foot if you aren’t sure and don’t know the right questions to ask.

          To answer the original question, this computer will have no problem like games on the level of BFME, but don’t plan on buying a ton of FPS games, this will laptop will not be your friend on that account.

        • Ricky1 says:

          Yes, that’s true, but the Dell Studio line is *dual-core*, which means it basically has two separate processors in the same processor. So, while the GHz rating is equivalent, you have only half the processing power on this laptop.

          If you’re looking at buying a laptop, do some research, it’s easy to shoot yourself in the foot if you aren’t sure and don’t know the right questions to ask.

          To answer the original question, this computer will have no problem like games on the level of BFME, but don’t plan on buying a ton of FPS games, this will laptop will not be your friend on that account.

      • garett says:

        well i noticed that the processer has the same ghz as the dell studio which is about a 300 – 600 dollar differece. so the processer doesnt sound that bad

      • garett says:

        well i noticed that the processer has the same ghz as the dell studio which is about a 300 – 600 dollar differece. so the processer doesnt sound that bad

  • garett says:

    so this labtop can handle games like older rts (real time stratagy) like lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2. and some of the command and conquer series

  • garett says:

    so this labtop can handle games like older rts (real time stratagy) like lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2. and some of the command and conquer series

  • garett says:

    so this labtop can handle games like older rts (real time stratagy) like lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2. and some of the command and conquer series

    • Tiffany says:

      It would be able to handle these games but the graphics card and the processor aren’t that great.

      • garett says:

        so basically it wouldnt be able to handle newer games. so no first person shooters or nothing major.

      • garett says:

        well i noticed that the processer has the same ghz as the dell studio which is about a 300 – 600 dollar differece. so the processer doesnt sound that bad

        • Ricky1 says:

          Yes, that’s true, but the Dell Studio line is *dual-core*, which means it basically has two separate processors in the same processor. So, while the GHz rating is equivalent, you have only half the processing power on this laptop.

          If you’re looking at buying a laptop, do some research, it’s easy to shoot yourself in the foot if you aren’t sure and don’t know the right questions to ask.

          To answer the original question, this computer will have no problem like games on the level of BFME, but don’t plan on buying a ton of FPS games, this will laptop will not be your friend on that account.

  • W says:

    *****NOTE*****

    At Walmart this year these kinds of deals are going to come around EVERY WEEKEND, not just this weekend, until the new year. Every SATURDAY there will be a new list of items that the company will feature, be it TV’s, DVD Players, and certainly different laptops. Black Friday is still happening with Walmart, rest assured. And uhh, *cough cough*, Macintosh is in the works.

    😛

  • W says:

    *****NOTE*****

    At Walmart this year these kinds of deals are going to come around EVERY WEEKEND, not just this weekend, until the new year. Every SATURDAY there will be a new list of items that the company will feature, be it TV’s, DVD Players, and certainly different laptops. Black Friday is still happening with Walmart, rest assured. And uhh, *cough cough*, Macintosh is in the works.

    😛

  • W says:

    *****NOTE*****

    At Walmart this year these kinds of deals are going to come around EVERY WEEKEND, not just this weekend, until the new year. Every SATURDAY there will be a new list of items that the company will feature, be it TV’s, DVD Players, and certainly different laptops. Black Friday is still happening with Walmart, rest assured. And uhh, *cough cough*, Macintosh is in the works.

    😛

  • W says:

    *****NOTE*****

    At Walmart this year these kinds of deals are going to come around EVERY WEEKEND, not just this weekend, until the new year. Every SATURDAY there will be a new list of items that the company will feature, be it TV’s, DVD Players, and certainly different laptops. Black Friday is still happening with Walmart, rest assured. And uhh, *cough cough*, Macintosh is in the works.

    😛

  • DT says:

    This notebook only has a 5400rpm 250GB hard drive and not a 7200rpm hard drive as listed in this article or the Wal-Mart ad. I called HP and they said that the correct product specifications for this model is a 5400rpm hard drive and they do not know why it is listed as anything else. Did anyone else buy this model from Wal-Mart that has a 7200rpm hard drive?

  • DT says:

    This notebook only has a 5400rpm 250GB hard drive and not a 7200rpm hard drive as listed in this article or the Wal-Mart ad. I called HP and they said that the correct product specifications for this model is a 5400rpm hard drive and they do not know why it is listed as anything else. Did anyone else buy this model from Wal-Mart that has a 7200rpm hard drive?

  • DT says:

    This notebook only has a 5400rpm 250GB hard drive and not a 7200rpm hard drive as listed in this article or the Wal-Mart ad. I called HP and they said that the correct product specifications for this model is a 5400rpm hard drive and they do not know why it is listed as anything else. Did anyone else buy this model from Wal-Mart that has a 7200rpm hard drive?

  • DT says:

    This notebook only has a 5400rpm 250GB hard drive and not a 7200rpm hard drive as listed in this article or the Wal-Mart ad. I called HP and they said that the correct product specifications for this model is a 5400rpm hard drive and they do not know why it is listed as anything else. Did anyone else buy this model from Wal-Mart that has a 7200rpm hard drive?

  • Vespino says:

    DT,

    I noticed the same spec. on the hard drive. A noticable difference between 5400 and 7200! I got one this morning and as far as Windows 7 performance it seems plenty speedy. I’ll have to look at the drive speed to make sure Walsmart wasnt’t leading us bargain hunters astray!

    I will definately upgrade to a full 4 GB since the price of that RAM will only go up in the near future now that DDR3 is here in full force.

    This is a practical laptop for the money. The display is plenty big and the sound surprisingly good! For another 100 bucks I don’t think you’d get much better. For another 400-500 on a different laptop, well then you can play many new games on one at higher detail but is it worth the money?

  • Vespino says:

    DT,

    I noticed the same spec. on the hard drive. A noticable difference between 5400 and 7200! I got one this morning and as far as Windows 7 performance it seems plenty speedy. I’ll have to look at the drive speed to make sure Walsmart wasnt’t leading us bargain hunters astray!

    I will definately upgrade to a full 4 GB since the price of that RAM will only go up in the near future now that DDR3 is here in full force.

    This is a practical laptop for the money. The display is plenty big and the sound surprisingly good! For another 100 bucks I don’t think you’d get much better. For another 400-500 on a different laptop, well then you can play many new games on one at higher detail but is it worth the money?

  • Vespino says:

    DT,

    I noticed the same spec. on the hard drive. A noticable difference between 5400 and 7200! I got one this morning and as far as Windows 7 performance it seems plenty speedy. I’ll have to look at the drive speed to make sure Walsmart wasnt’t leading us bargain hunters astray!

    I will definately upgrade to a full 4 GB since the price of that RAM will only go up in the near future now that DDR3 is here in full force.

    This is a practical laptop for the money. The display is plenty big and the sound surprisingly good! For another 100 bucks I don’t think you’d get much better. For another 400-500 on a different laptop, well then you can play many new games on one at higher detail but is it worth the money?

  • Vespino says:

    DT,

    I noticed the same spec. on the hard drive. A noticable difference between 5400 and 7200! I got one this morning and as far as Windows 7 performance it seems plenty speedy. I’ll have to look at the drive speed to make sure Walsmart wasnt’t leading us bargain hunters astray!

    I will definately upgrade to a full 4 GB since the price of that RAM will only go up in the near future now that DDR3 is here in full force.

    This is a practical laptop for the money. The display is plenty big and the sound surprisingly good! For another 100 bucks I don’t think you’d get much better. For another 400-500 on a different laptop, well then you can play many new games on one at higher detail but is it worth the money?

  • Megan says:

    Is this laptop good for downloading and watching movies? I also wanna know if its good for downloading music and documentaries.

    • Ricky1 says:

      If your internet connection is up to it, this laptop will do quite well for downloading media. It’s still possible to download media on computers from two generations ago at reasonably sluggish speeds, though they sometimes struggle with high quality video; and this laptop, though a little on the dated side these days, is definitely not two generations old.

      If downloading music and video is all you’re into, go ahead and look at this, it’s a good machine for that.

    • Ricky1 says:

      If your internet connection is up to it, this laptop will do quite well for downloading media. It’s still possible to download media on computers from two generations ago at reasonably sluggish speeds, though they sometimes struggle with high quality video; and this laptop, though a little on the dated side these days, is definitely not two generations old.

      If downloading music and video is all you’re into, go ahead and look at this, it’s a good machine for that.

    • Ricky1 says:

      If your internet connection is up to it, this laptop will do quite well for downloading media. It’s still possible to download media on computers from two generations ago at reasonably sluggish speeds, though they sometimes struggle with high quality video; and this laptop, though a little on the dated side these days, is definitely not two generations old.

      If downloading music and video is all you’re into, go ahead and look at this, it’s a good machine for that.

  • Megan says:

    Is this laptop good for downloading and watching movies? I also wanna know if its good for downloading music and documentaries.

  • Megan says:

    Is this laptop good for downloading and watching movies? I also wanna know if its good for downloading music and documentaries.

  • Megan says:

    Is this laptop good for downloading and watching movies? I also wanna know if its good for downloading music and documentaries.

    • Ricky1 says:

      If your internet connection is up to it, this laptop will do quite well for downloading media. It’s still possible to download media on computers from two generations ago at reasonably sluggish speeds, though they sometimes struggle with high quality video; and this laptop, though a little on the dated side these days, is definitely not two generations old.

      If downloading music and video is all you’re into, go ahead and look at this, it’s a good machine for that.

  • Azad says:

    Hi guys,

    why is the touch pad moved to the left from the center? Does it mean that this laptop is for lefties?

  • Azad says:

    Hi guys,

    why is the touch pad moved to the left from the center? Does it mean that this laptop is for lefties?

  • Azad says:

    Hi guys,

    why is the touch pad moved to the left from the center? Does it mean that this laptop is for lefties?

  • Azad says:

    Hi guys,

    why is the touch pad moved to the left from the center? Does it mean that this laptop is for lefties?

  • Tyler says:

    No, the touch pad is centered in the center of the keyboard but looks as if it's to the left due to the fact that the laptop has a full numeric keypad built in. So simply the answer to your question is NO. It only looks like it is because of the number pad. Hope this helps!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! :^)

  • pjddpd says:

    I am thinking of getting this laptop for school age children to work on Microsoft Word documents and then they would also play games, but just like My HP games nothing high tech. Is this processor big enough for that. I just don't want a “slow” computer, but this seems like it will work for what I want based on the reviews. Would this work for what I'm after? thanks.

  • dawngolf says:

    I will be downloading pictures, music and dvds, emailing, internets and documents for a degree. So for the price this laptop is good & not slow (minus gaming which i dont do)??

  • Xavier says:

    This notebooks will work fine if you want to run Microsoft Word and play HP's simple games. This notebook is definitely slower than more expensive computers, but it is a good value at this price.

  • Xavier says:

    The G60 can do what everything that you mentioned, but it may not be the best computer for you if you're going to be highly mobile. Are you going to college or are you taking online classes?

  • Dusty says:

    Will this laptop be on sale for this price online or just in the stores?

  • philhillcopiers says:

    WOuld this be good for a businees man who uses word Excell and Outlook. I basically want to be able ot work away form my office and to pull up proposal of copiers or connect to web based virtual demonstrations to show clients.
    I also want to cnnect to the web from anywhere.

  • Xavier says:

    If you want to be highly mobile I'd suggest another machine. This computer can handle Excell and Outlook just fine, but it's definitely on the slow side. I recommend more horsepower and a machine that would get better battery life.

  • Andrew says:

    Ok, im using a very slow computer desktop. I am thinking about getting this. Is it a good computer and medium to fast speed in downloading from limewire, playing poker on full tilt chatting in instant messengers, and using facebook and myspace? I will also be taking notes on it at school.

  • Jason says:

    thanks for the info

  • Kenneth Phillips says:

    I want one

  • Kenneth Phillips says:

    I need one of the $298 HP. I'm sick and could not compete in the crazy race to get one.

  • gjack says:

    Is this computer going to be able to work well with adobe photoshop and also work effeciently if no other programs will be used on it.. such as itunes, limewire, games, or any of the such..

  • concerned_gamer says:

    will this be able to handle Sims 3?

  • spanky says:

    Can it surf porn? Does it have a slot to warm pop-tarts?

  • Is this HP Pavilion G60 a gaming laptop? what games can be played?

  • Nevsky says:

    Would this be able to handle something like half-life or gmod?

  • nashxioh says:

    Hp offers great quality products but they're pretty much expensive for me.

    Nash Xioh
    computer keeps freezing

  • sandrabryant says:

    I bought this laptop at the Black Friday sale at the Walmart in Owensboro, KY. Within 4 and 1/2 weeks it quit working. It just will not power on. Took it to a computer repair shop and they said the power supply is shot and will cost me $323 to replace it…if I do that, I've got $621 tied up in a laptop I was supposed to be getting a deal on. And of course, Walmart only carries a 30 day guarantee on the laptop and has no ideal who to send it to regarding the manufacturer's warranty. Crappy butt deal….thanks hp…thanks Walmart.

    • Ldbak08 says:

      you must be very stupid or a dumb lame brain blonde one of the oher not to know who to send your laptop to if its an hp yo send it to hp if its a dell you have to send it to dell you dumb moron

  • anon says:

    You really need to contact HP about this. Walmart doesn't repair computers.

  • katie college student says:

    Does it come in white??

  • katie college student says:

    Does it come in white??

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