Black Friday: Staples Compaq Presario C712US Notebook for $349

Compaq Presario C717NRStaples is selling the Compaq Presario C712US for $349.98 on Black Friday. The C712US will be discounted by $400 for the post-Thanksgiving Day sale.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Black Friday deal from 2007. Please visit’s Black Friday page for current Black Friday Deals.

The C712US features an Intel Core Duo processor (T2310), 1GB of memory, 80GB hard drive and DVD burner.

The Compaq Presario C712US is a retail version of HP’s Compaq Presario C700T series. There are several retail models of the C700T that are being sold as Black Friday specials, including the C717NR for $299 at Circuit City. The C712US and C717NR have identical specs, but the C717NR is $449 at checkout, with a $150 mail in rebate. If you want to avoid the hassle of a rebate, go for the Staples deal.

This notebook is adequte for basic home users and is more than powerful enough for basic photo editing, web browsing and productivity applications. The C712US is not robust enough for complex video games or intensive video editing. It’s still an excellent value at $349, assuming you can get your hands on one on Black Friday.

The Presario C712US comes with Windows Vista Home Premium.

Compaq Presario C712US Specs:

Display: 15.4â€Â³ WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)

Processor: Intel Core Duo T2310, (1.46 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)

Memory: 1GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)

Hard Drive: 80GB 5400RPM

Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Wireless: 802.11b/g WLAN

Optical Drive: SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium

Ports: 3x USB 2.0, VGA, mic-in, headphone-out, S-Video, LAN, modem

Weight: 6.3 pounds

Dimensions: 14.1 (L) x 10.11 (W) x 1.29 (min H)/1.58â€Â³ (max H)

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