Minneapolis - Best Buy will offer what it describes as the "first-ever value-priced" Hewlett-Packard laptop PC on Black Friday.
The model features an Intel Celeron 900 processor, 2GB memory and a 160GB hard drive, and at $197 will be priced more than $50 below Best Buy's lowest-advertised laptop to date. That model, a no-frills Acer with similar specifications, was introduced earlier this month for $249.
The $197 HP will be available in stores only beginning this Friday, and will be featured in Best Buy Black Friday preview ads airing now through Nov. 26 on network and cable TV.
Best Buy's PC assortment includes more than 30 laptops, six netbooks, 17 desktops and four all-in-ones under the Acer, Apple, Asus, Dell, Gateway, HP, Sony, Toshiba and Lenovo brands.