There are a few of things that set netbooks apart from full sized laptops. They have to be small, light, and relatively inexpensive. You can’t just lower the price on a 15 inch notebook and call it a netbook. But HP is offering a promotion that lets you pick up a thing, light, and powerful tablet PC for just $600. And while HP is likely running this promotion to clear the warehouse and make room for the newer tablet PCs that are set to replace the tx2500z, I’m still pretty happy to see a $600 tablet.
In order to get the special pricing, make sure to follow all the steps listed at LogicBuy. You won’t be able to apply the coupon code until you get to the last step in the checkout process, so it’ll look like the computer costs $800 until you get to the end.
If you follow the steps, you’ll end up with a 1.21 inch touchscreen Tablet PC with a 2.0GHz AMD Turion X2 dual core CPU, a 250GB HDD, 3GB of RAM, 802.11b/g WiFi, a 1.3MP webcam, and Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. You can also get a free printer if you happen to need a printer.
I’d probably recommend choosing the 8 cell battery, which adds an extra $39 to the price. HP’s web site says both the 6 cell and 8 cell batteries will provide 2 hours and 15 minutes of battery life, but I’m going to go out on a limb and assume the 8 cell battery will actually provide a bit more power unless HP has done something really weird with these batteries.
Sure, the tx2500z is a bit larger and heavier than your typical netbook. But not much. And it’s got a heck of a lot more power and a price tag that’s no higher than the Asus Eee PC S101. If we’re lucky, we’ll see more deals like this in the future. But this particular sale ends Wednesday.