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Weekend Laptop Roundup: Acer Aspire 2GHz 15" for $400, more

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This weekend, we listed several notebook deals, all at the lowest total price we could find. Below are the best ongoing deals, listed in order of popularity:
  1. At Best Buy, search for "9052945" to find the Acer Aspire Pentium Dual-Core 2GHz 15.6" Notebook/2GB RAM/160GB HDD/dual layer DVD burner/802.11n/MS Vista Home Home Premium, model no. AS5735-4624, for $399.99. This 5.9-lb. system features a 1366x768 LCD, 5-in-1 flash card reader, integrated graphics, and three USB ports (no FireWire).

  2. Circuit City offers the Toshiba Satellite Pentium Dual-Core 2GHz 15.4" Notebook/2GB RAM/160GB HDD/dual layer DVD burner/802.11g/MS Vista Home Premium, model no. L305-S5891, for $579.99. This $130 mail-in rebate slashes the net price to $449.99. This mid-size laptop weighs 5.5 lbs. and features a 1280x800 LCD, dual layer DVD burner with DVD-RAM and Labelflash support, 5-in-1 flash card reader, integrated graphics, ExpressCard slot, and three USB ports (no FireWire). Rebate ends October 11.

  3. At Best Buy, search for "9032986" to find the HP Pavilion dv7-1135nr AMD Turion X2 2GHz 17" Notebook/4GB RAM/250GB HDD/dual layer DVD burner/802.11g/MS Vista Home Premium in Bronze/Chrome for $649.99. This desktop replacement weighs 7.6 lbs. and features a 1440x900 widescreen LCD, dual layer DVD burner with LightScribe support, 5-in-1 memory card reader, integrated graphics, built-in webcam, ExpressCard slot, four USB ports — one of which is shared with eSATA — (no FireWire), and an HDMI port.

  4. Office Depot offers the HP Pavilion dv2940se AMD Turion X2 2.1GHz 14.1" Notebook/4GB RAM/320GB HDD/dual layer DBD burner/802.11g/MS Vista Home Premium, model no. FE942UA#ABA, for $849.99. These two mail-in rebates of $50 and $200 drop it to $599.99. This 5.2-lb. notebook features a 1280x800 LCD, dual layer DVD burner with DVD-RAM and LightScribe support, built-in webcam, ExpressCard slot, integrated graphics, three USB ports, one FireWire port, built-in Bluetooth, and a 5-in-1 memory card reader. Deal ends October 11.

  5. Best Buy offers the Gateway T-6836 Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz 14.1" Notebook/4GB RAM/250GB HDD/dual layer DVD burner/802.11g/MS Vista Home Premium in Pacific Blue for $649.99. This 5.7-lb. notebook features a 1280x800 LCD, dual layer DVD burner with Labelflash and DVD-RAM support, 5-in-1 flash card reader, built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam, integrated graphics, three USB ports (no FireWire), and an ExpressCard slot.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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