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Best Buy Expands Customer-Designed Laptop Line

7/22/2009 01:06:00 PM Eastern

Minneapolis - Best Buy has expanded its exclusive Next Class line that is designed for and by college students.

The Next Class models, which are built in partnership with Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sony and Toshiba, were designed using the input from college students. In response to their input, the Next class models all have three to six hours of battery life, weigh 5 to 6 pounds, come pre-loaded with Microsoft Office Home and Student software and have at least 12 months of anti-virus protection.

The notebooks range in price from $649 to $799 and are available at Best Buy locations and www.bestbuy.com.

The four PC vendors each developed a model for Best Buy based on these principles, the company said. These are the:

 

Toshiba M505-S4940

HP Pavilion DV4-1465DX

Dell Studio 1440-022B

Sony VGN-NW125J/T

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