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Black Friday Laptop: HP G56-141us 15.6″ Laptop for $299.99 at Staples

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The Staples Black Friday 2010 add just leaked and it is filled with a lot of Black Friday laptop deals including the HP G56-141us 15.6”, which will cost $299 on Black Friday. While the price may be right, the specs are bare bones.

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There is not a lot of information about this one, but it does have only an Intel Celeron 900 2.2GHz processor. This is not a very fast processor by today’s standards. And with only 2GB of memory, this will be on the slow side. It is an adequate machine for someone who has very simple needs – typing, email and Internet surfing. It is not a good laptop for managing multimedia or creating a lot of content.

The hard drive is a decent 320GB and there is an 8x DVD burner. The Wi-Fi is b/g/n compatible. But the battery life is only about 4 hours at best on the 6-cell 47WHr Lithium-ion battery. Real-world battery life will be much shorter.

We would say this is Staples “get-you-in-the-door” computer. But once you take a look, you will likely realize that even at only $300, this is a limited laptop with limited appeal.

Visit Notebooks.com’s Black Friday laptops page for more Black Friday deals and a list of all of the laptops available from Staples and other retailers.

Kevin loves notebooks, tablets, gadgets and photography. He grew up with computers starting out on a Vic 20 and Commodore 64. The first computer he owned himself was an 8086 Compaq Deskpro. His foray into tablet computing began when he bought a Samsung Q1 Ultra. The smartphone market opened up for him with his Palm Treo 600.

8 Comments

  1. Phillup McCrackin

    November 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Well great for you Kevin. No go molest some kids.

    • LeannK

      November 28, 2010 at 11:27 pm

      Thanks Kevin for the review. I bought this laptop at Staples on Friday morning for my 12 year old son’s Christmas present. I do not think it has a webcam so I think I will have to return it. Does anyone know if it has a webcam? I don’t want to open the box.

    • Jim Smith

      December 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm

      I bet you just can’t help yourself Phillup….you were probably born a prick.

  2. Harmeet

    November 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks Kevin for the review. I bought this laptop at Walmart on Friday morning for my bother’s birthday present. I do not think it has a webcam so I think I will have to return it. Who will bear my expenses & time i have spent!!!

    • CARMEN

      December 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

      HI THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING REVIEWS ON THIS LAPTOP. I GOT ONE FOR CHRISTMAS. AND I AM NOT HAPPY WITH IT. HOWEVER, I AM INTERESTED IN RETURNING IT TO STAPLES FOR A LAPTOP THAT MEETS MY NEEDS. I LIKE TO WORK WITH VARIOUS MEDIAS. AND WAS NOT AWARE OF THE SLOWNESS OF THIS LAPTOP..I HAVE MY RECEIPT AND PACKAGING FOR IT. PLEASE ADVISE ME HOW TO GO ABOUT THIS. THANK YOU

    • Michelle

      January 12, 2011 at 11:56 am

      I bought this laptop at Walmart too. However, I did not realize that they don’t carry this laptop in their store. We gave it to our daughter for Christmas and approximately seven to eight days later, one of the keys came off. Also, my daughter had problems with the mouse not working and having to restart the computer in order to get it to work. It has been a huge headache trying to get it exchanged. Walmart does not carry it so our options were to bring it back and get our money back or bring it back and apply more money for another laptop. HP solution is to send it in for repair. I just don’t believe that you should have to repair a brand new product. HP customer service was rude. I will never buy a special buy at Walmart again, unless I know they keep the item in stock and I will never buy HP. The saying you get what you pay for is true in this case. It looks like I will have to look into other laptops elsewhere.

    • michelle

      January 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

      No it doesn’t have a webcam.

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    October 23, 2011 at 8:13 am

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