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Weekend Laptop Roundup: Sony VAIO 2GHz 15" for $650, 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. Best Buy offers the Sony VAIO Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz 15.4" Notebook/3GB RAM/250GB HDD/dual layer DVD burner/802.11n/MS Vista Home Premium in Silk White, model no. VGN-NR498E/W, for $649.99. This mid-size laptop weighs 6.3 pounds and features a 1280x800 LCD, dual layer DVD burner with DVD-RAM support, Memory Stick and Secure Digital card slots, integrated graphics, an ExpressCard slot, four USB ports, one FireWire port, and an Instant A/V mode, which lets you watch DVDs and listen to music without booting up the OS.
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  3. Office Depot offers the Gateway M-6827 Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz 15.4" Notebook/3GB RAM/160GB HDD/dual layer DVD burner/802.11g/MS Vista Home Premium for $599.99. This $100 mail-in rebate chops it to $499.99. This 6.29-pound system features a 1280x800 LCD, dual layer DVD burner with Labelflash and DVD-RAM support, 5-in-1 memory card reader, integrated graphics, built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam, three USB ports (no FireWire), and an ExpressCard slot. Deal ends October 4.
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  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. Weighing 5.7 pounds, this 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, a touch-sensitive media control panel, three USB ports (no FireWire), and an ExpressCard slot.
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  7. Circuit City offers the HP Compaq Presario C770US Pentium Dual-Core 1.86GHz 15.4" Notebook/2GB RAM/160GB HDD/dual layer DVD burner/802.11g/MS Vista Home Premium, model no. FE932UA#ABA, for $479.96 with free shipping. This $30 mail-in rebate chops it to $449.96. This 5.7-pound system features a 1280x800 LCD, dual layer DVD burner with LightScribe and DVD-RAM support, integrated graphics, three USB ports (no FireWire), and a 5-in-1 memory card reader. Rebate ends January 3, 2009.
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  9. Office Depot offers the HP Pavilion dv2911us Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz 14.1" Notebook/3GB RAM/250GB HDD/dual layer DVD burner/802.11n/MS Vista Home Premium, model no. FE993UA#ABA, for $749.99. This $150 mail-in rebate cuts it to $599.99. This 5.48-pound system packs a 1280x800 LCD, dual layer DVD burner with DVD-RAM support, 5-in-1 memory card reader, ExpressCard slot, three USB ports, one FireWire port, integrated graphics, and HP QuickPlay, which lets you play DVDs and CDs without booting up the OS. Rebate ends October 4.
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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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