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Black Friday: Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 for $189.99 at Best Buy!

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Best Buy will be selling a 15.6″ Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 laptop on Black Friday for just $189.99 This may be the first laptop to sell out on Black Friday as it’s the only full-sized laptop priced at under $200 at Best Buy on Black Friday. This Toshiba Satellite laptop is normally priced at $449.99, which means Black Friday buyers will save $260, or nearly 58%.

Best Buy’s doors will open at 5am on Black Friday, but if you plan on getting a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 you’ll have to line up much, much earlier. According to Best Buy’s ad, there will be a minimum of just three Toshiba C655D-S5089 laptops at each store. While there’s a limit of one Satellite C655D-S5089 per customer, it’s entirely possible that the first three folks in line at Best Buy will snag them. Some Best Buy locations will have many more Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089′s on hand, but there are no gaurantees that your local Best Buy store will have one waiting for you.

The Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 is an entry-level consumer notebook. It’s full sized and has all of the standard features you’d expect on a laptop, including a DVD drive. The display measures 15.6″ (measured diagonally), which is the most common size in consumer laptops. The Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 isn’t incredibly heavy, but still not light enough to tote around all day.

If you’re on a very tight budget and looking for a basic laptop this will be your best option on Black Friday at Best Buy. There are several other netbooks and notebooks selling for under $250 on Black Friday, but we haven’t found anything that can beat this Toshiba Satellite from a value perspective. Most PCs priced under $250 on Black Friday are netbooks, which are more portable, but much less powerful. The 15.6″ eMachines eMEs28-2325 from Wal-mart will cost $198, which is on par with the Toshiba Satellite.

Here is a video walkthrough of a version of a Toshiba Satellite C655D series laptop.

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 Specs and Details

The Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 is a retail model of the Toshiba Satellite C655D series. You can compare this laptop to any Toshiba C655D series laptop, even those sold by retailers other than Best Buy. This series is not exclusive to Best Buy, but the specific model (Satellite C655D-S5089) may be difficult to find elsewhere.

The Satellite C655D-S5089 comes withan AMD V-series processor that runs at 2.3GHz. While AMD produces some very powerful processors, this is not one of them. This processor is sold with affordable laptops and is designed to handle most common computing tasks.

In the storage department, the Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 comes with a 320GB hard drive. That’s plenty of space for dozens of HD videos, hundreds of thousands of photos and all but the larges music collections. Some laptops come with 500GB or larger drives these days and you may want to opt for one of them if you like trucking around all of your multimedia at once.

The Satellite C655D-S5089 comes with 3GB of memory, which is plenty to run Windows 7 and most applications. If you’re going to run several multimedia applications at once you may need more memory, but memory upgrades are relatively affordable these days. The standard 3GB of memory will serve most students and home users just fine.

One red flag that caught our eyes is that the Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 does NOT come with a built-in webcam. Webcams are pretty much standard issue these days. You will not be able to make video calls or take pictures with a Satellite C655D-S5089 unless you attach a USB webcam. The lack of a webcam may be a dealbreaker for some Black Friday shoppers.

Another thing Black Friday shoppers should know before buying the Satellite C655D-S5089 is that it is not well-suited for playing the latest video games. It comes with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics, a  solution that will be fine for playing back content, but is underwhelming to play  graphically intensive video games.

While the Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 does have a decent assortment of ports, including a VGA port, it does NOT have an HDMI port. This is yet another deal breaker for many consumers, whom often want the flexibility of displaying content from their PCs onto their HDTVs, all of which come with HDMI ports.

Here are the technical specs from Best Buy:

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5089 Specs

  • Warranty Terms – Parts

    1 year limited

  • Warranty Terms – Labor

    1 year limited

  • Product Height

    1.5″

  • Product Width

    15.1″

  • Product Weight

    5.5 lbs.

  • Product Depth

    11″

  • Processor Brand

    AMD

  • Processor

    AMD V-Series

  • Processor Speed

    2.3GHz

  • Battery Type

    6-cell lithium-ion

  • Display Type

    High-definition widescreen TFT-LCD with TruBrite technology (1366 x 768)

  • Screen Size

    15.6″

  • Cache Memory

    512KB on die Level 2

  • System Memory (RAM)

    3GB

  • System Memory (RAM) Expandable To

    8GB

  • Type of Memory (RAM)

    DDR3

  • Hard Drive Type

    SATA (5400 rpm)

  • Computer Hard Drive Size

    320GB

  • Optical Drive

    Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW

  • Digital Media Reader or Slots

    Yes, digital media card reader

  • Graphics

    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250

  • Video Memory

    256-1405MB dynamically allocated shared

  • Built-in 10/100 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
  • Wireless Networking

    Wireless-B+G+N

  • Speakers

    Internal

  • PCMCIA Slots

    None

  • USB 2.0 Ports

    2

  • Laptop Weight

    5.5 lbs. or less

  • Battery Life

    Not available

  • Pointing Device

    TouchPad with multitouch control and enable/disable

  • HDMI Output

    No

  • Blu-ray Player

    No

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

  • Included Software

    Microsoft Silverlight; ReelTime and more

  • Drive Capacity

    320GB

  • Graphics Card

    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250

For more information about Black Friday, visit the Notebooks.com Black Friday page. We’ve included several guides on making the most of Black Friday and compiled a full list of Black Friday laptops.

19 Comments

  1. Jared

    November 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    So what time does the line start?

  2. Dee

    November 23, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    minight

  3. Kate

    November 23, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    BAD PC!

    Why wait in the cold and fight people with little chance of grabbing this PC?

    When a few months back Walmart had a PC for $300 with far better all arround featurers for a Acer 15.6 laptop with LED panel, HDMI, and 4 USB ports Yes that 4 not 2 as in the best Buy crap.

    And that regular day priced Laptop’s 4 USB ports were 2 on left side, 2 or right side with good spacing between the 2 so all 4 could be used without tight spaced jaming in devices issue.

    OH and that Lap top months back has WEB CAM AND MICROPHNE BUILT IN! And 1 GB network port not the slow poke one this has. The only thing that had less was the HD was 250GB vs 320GB.

    So bottom line you got to be DUMB DUMb to touch this shitt of Black friday.

    • john

      December 29, 2010 at 10:07 am

      do you know english at all or do you just no know how to type? The best buy we got this at had like fifty of them and it is the shit!

  4. Gary

    November 23, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I agree, the $300 PC was well worth the extra $110 to get the HDMI alone and then the WEB CAM and MIC that too being an HD one is also alone worth the small $110 extra, oh and the extra 2 USB ports well that alone is worth $50 at least.

    So the way I figure this PC is too expensive when those things are minused from the value for the buck

  5. Charles

    November 24, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Best Buy is DEFRAUDING Customers and running a SCAM. Guaranteed that ALL customers will have to pay $95.00 non advertised set up fee on all laptop purchases like it or not. 42 in stock and only 4 set up but assured me ALL will be set up PERIOD and you will have to pay the set up or you will not get a computer!

    • Charles

      November 24, 2010 at 11:35 am

      EDIT: Verified at ALL Miami Florida stores. Best Buy is giving out free ipads to family in ST Petersburg for camping out weeks before black friday while the homeless in that same area are getting bussed to jail for being homeless and having their tents slashed and property destroyed BTW that same family according to some tailgated in a camper last year all the while selling food and use of bathroom to people in line under the noses of Best Buy and now they gett rewarded for admitting they will slide at least 10 people ahead of the line and Best Buy rewards this behavior with a plaque and 2 ipads valued $1600 but turns around and defrauds others by hitting them with a FRAUDULENT non advertised set up fee of $95.00. and the news is nowhere to be found to cover the FRAUD.

      • Charles you are not only the retard that Really says you are, but you are also a LIAR. There are no homeless having their tents slashed ( news flash that happened over 2 years ago and was in downtown st.pete). There has NEVER been a camper set up at the Best Buy at Tryone Square. To continue on proving you are a LIAR, our total group was 8 people and no others were brought into our group that did not do their time holding the spot. If you had any capability of reading any of the stories printed in the papers you would know that the reason not only because our daughters talked us into this over 6 years ago. But we were tired of having the parties in front of us allow several people walk into the line just hours before the store would open. So CHARLES get your story straight before you decided to open your mouth and prove you are a LIAR or just a really bad gossiper.

  6. charles

    November 24, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    EDIT: I would like to add that other laptop deals are not actually deals since you have to sign a non advertised 2 year agreement to get the laptop at a “black friday” price.

    • Really

      November 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm

      [Rant]

      @Charles – TBH, you are a damn retard.

      1) The $95 you are talking about is to have the lame GeekSquad “setup” and “optimize” the computer and then install antivirus software. Basicly, they turn on the computer and follow the on screen prompts to enter your name and info. All laptops that come with Windows, have windows already installed and just need to be run through a first time configuration for user data (a monkey could set it up).

      2) For being a further retard… the 2year agreement you speak of is for ADDING “WiMAX” or “3G” cellular internet service to the laptop. Since 3G service is provided by a Cell Phone provider (Usually Verizon in my area), it is the same as you buying a phone to tether your phones internet to the computer. Hence, you are activating a 2year contract for cellular service… again, you do NOT need this. Just use your standard Cable/DSL/Dial-up or whatever you have.

      [/Rant]

      • Samantha

        November 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm

        @ Really,

        What You Think You Heard Is Not What Charles Said.

        Let me give you a tip:

        You really should remove that ass you’re wearing for a hat.

        Here’s a clue:

        Phone verified Charles’s information with more than one Best Buy in Miami. It’s Accurate.

      • Joe

        November 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm

        will that wimax allow me to use the internet anywhere or if i travel?

  7. Mike

    November 25, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Does it have a built-in Mic?

  8. booby

    November 25, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    computer is a piece of junk had one didnt last 2 yrs

  9. Joseph

    November 26, 2010 at 8:59 am

    This was a Fraud they only gave 3 tickets in a store located at US290 Cypress TX

  10. james

    November 26, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I got one this am, and I never paid $95.00 for set up or signed a contract. Stood in line, froze my buns, and my total with tax was $200.19. Charles was incorrect. I will happily use my laptop knowing I got it for 60% off. Well worth the frost bite!

  11. Brent

    November 27, 2010 at 8:11 am

    I didnt have to pay a setup fee either. I worked for bestbuy a few years back and it’s true that many of the laptops do go through the geek squad setup for if someone that isn’t really familiar with computers wants to pay for it. I know the manager of the store in our town (not the one I worked at) and they’re always nice to the people that stand in line outside and even passed out 2 disposable hand warmers to everyone in line this year, which was nice because it was cold and windy! Bottom line the computer is a $450 retail/suggested price pc and you’re getting it for 200 bux. Obviously it’s not going to be the best performing notebook on the market. Single-core processor and onboard video. Obviously if you need something that’s more performance based or more features than you obviously wouldn’t go with this notebook. But at that point you’re going to spend more money. For 200 bux, this is a heck of a machine. And bestbuy cannot force anyone to spend any kind of a setup fee. Our bestbuy had about 10 of them. Ad says minimum of 3 per store,.. well if you’re in a smaller town, then duh they’re only goona have 3 but if you have a bigger town they’ll always have more.

  12. Donna

    December 1, 2010 at 12:10 am

    My daughter and I went out at 3:30 pm Thanksgiving, there was 9 at my store I was number 5 in line and we got two, one for me and one for my daughter, As an over all I have been very impressed with my laptop and the upgrades to Windows 7. Each day me or my daughter has found some feature to share. I am very happy with my buy and very glad we were both able to get one, if we would have paid full prise i could not have afforded to pick up two. I love my new laptop and do not understande all the negitive reviews. Also using my same internet connection, this computer works faster then my desktop, other laptop and netbook that all seemed the same speed so this was very surprising to me.

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