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Smokin deal - Compaq AMD64/3400 $450 AR
This is a smoking deal. Even if you have to wipe the crappy OS that comes with it. Or live with a dual boot, if you must.
American TV & Electronics is opening up three new stores in the Saint Louis, Missouri area.
Bridgeton - 5665 St. Louis Mills Blvd
Fenton - 751 Gravois Bluffs Blvd
O'Fallon, IL - 1237 Central Park Dr
Their Grand Opening sales are running October 10-16th.
They've got a Compaq SR1090NX on sale for $444 AR. $594 - $50 Compaq MIR - $100 American MIR.
My takehome price with tax: $639 (before rebates, in MO)
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3400+ ($375 barebones on pricewatch.com)
Memory: 512MB PC2700 DDR ($57)
Disk: 200GB 7200RPM UDMA ($92)
DVD: DVD+RW/CD-RW ($71)
CDROM: 48X CD-ROM (separate from DVD/CD burner) ($20)
Video: nVidia FX5200XT 128MB 8X AGP w/ TV-out ($50)
6-in-1 Media Reader (CF/SM/SD/MMC/MS/MD) ($7)
- CF:COMPACT FLASH
- SM:SMART MEDIA
- SD:SECURE DIGITAL
- MMC:MULTI MEDIA
- MS:MEMORY STICK & Pro
- MD:MICRO DRIVE
OS: Windows XP Home ($85)
Assuming you dealt with all the hassle of purchasing from unknown OEM vendors, the above would cost you at least $750 and you would have to put it together yourself and pray it all works.
There's only 100 machines per store, and there's three stores in the St. Louis area.
I expect these loss leaders to be gone soon!
I have no idea if they are offering the same sale at their other non-St. Louis stores.
HP Specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00094638
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