You know the holiday season is just around the corner when the Black Friday ads start to leak onto the web. Black Friday, for the uninitiated is the day after Thanksgiving. It’s often one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and it got its name, because it’s about the time when many retail stores are finally in “the black” for the fiscal year meaning they start turning a profit.
Anyway, one of the first ads to leak was for Office Max, and while the ad is no longer available online, the folks at Gizmodo documented all the important bits, including one of the best deals on a netbook I’ve seen. Office Max will reportedly have a 10.1 inch Acer Aspire One with 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, and Windows XP available in stores on Black Friday for $149.99.
It’s not clear whether this is an Acer Aspire One AOD150 or AOD250, but the store only seems to stock the AOD250 currently, and that is Acer’s flagship model at the moment. Either way I expect that for that price you’re going to get a netbook with a 3 cell battery rather than the higher capacity 6 cell battery option.OfficeMax currently charges $299.99 for the Acer Aspire One AOD250 with Windows XP and a 3 cell battery.
For $150, I’d almost expect to see these netbooks hanging out with the candy and bubble gum in the impulse buy area by the cash registers.
via Netbook Reports