Deal: Gateway MX8711, 17-Inch Vista Home Premium Notebook for $699

Gateway MX8711 Notebook

A good friend of mine has been looking for a 17-inch notebook to manage his home business and called me tonight from our local Best Buy to ask me if he should buy a Gateway MX8711 for $699.99.

He ran through the specs and I was impressed by all the features Gateway crammed into this budget-minded notebook. As of right now, itâ€â„¢s the cheapest 17-inch widescreen Vista Home Premium notebook weâ€â„¢ve seen.

The MX8711 is a retail version of the Gateway NX860S, with a 1.6GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 1GB of memory and 100GB hard drive. It weighs in at 7.4 pounds and includes a dual-layer DVD burner, FireWire port, 4 USB ports, S-video port and Â  4-in-1 media card reader.

The MX8711 is an excellent value for a basic home entertainment or home office notebook, but for $700 you donâ€â„¢t get a dedicated graphics card. 

Best Buy is selling this Gateway 17-incher for $150 below MSRP, or about $300 below what you can configure an NX860S for on Gatewayâ€â„¢s online store. I told my friend to jump on this deal and he brought one home.
Best Buyâ€â„¢s online store is sold out, so head down to your local Best Buy if you want to take advantage of this deal.

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