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$298 Compaq Laptop At Walmart July 26

7/23/2009 12:22:41 PM Eastern

Bentonville, Ark. - Walmart this weekend will start
rolling out a series of new notebooks for the back-to-school selling season.

The first introduction, on July 26, is the $298 Compaq Presario
notebook. Laptops from Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Toshiba will follow in August.

The Compaq model is the CQ60-419WM,
and it features a 3GB of memory, 160GB hard drive and an 2.10 GHz AMD Sempron
SI-42 processor.

In early August Walmart will start selling the HP
Mini 110-131NR
netbook. This will be followed in the middle of the month by
the Toshiba
L355-18.3
. A Dell model featuring 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive will
hit Walmart at the same time.

Walmart's pricing has not been announced.