When Microsoft releases a new operating system, there are
typically a number of special promotions from retailers to entice consumers to part
with their money. The January 30 launch of
Windows Vista is no exception and retailers from Best Buy to Staples are
looking to provide added value with items that are either free instantly or
free after mail-in rebate with the purchase of Vista. Here's a listing of some
of the deals that can be had starting tomorrow:
: Purchase Windows Vista Home Premium or higher and receive H&R
Block TaxCut Premium Federal + State, Kingston 512MB PC3200 or 512MB PC2700 DDR
Memory and Microsoft Live OneCare free instantly.
: Purchase Windows Vista Home or Premium and receive a D-Link
Wireless G Router, Norton Internet Security 2007, TaxCut Premium Federal +
State, SpySweeper, Windows Live OneCare and a Lexmark X2480 All-in-One Printer
free after mail-in rebate.
: Purchase Windows Vista and receive AquaZone, Professor Teaches
Office 2007, Hoyle Casino, Norton Antivirus 2007 Professor Teaches Vista and
Spyware Doctor free after mail-in rebate.
Purchase Windows Vista Home Premium or higher and receive a 512MB SanDisk
Cruzer or Professor Teaches Windows Vista for 99c each.
Purchase Windows Vista Home Premium or higher and receive a 1GB PNY USB Flash
Drive free instantly. McAfee PC Protection Plus 2007, CA Anti-Virus 2007, My
Home and Business Attorney and Norton Confidential 2007 are also available free
after mail-in rebate with the purchase of Windows Vista.
In addition, both Best
Buy and Circuit
City will have the Gateway MT3705 14.1" notebook for $599 with no
rebates. The 5.2 pound notebook features a 1.6GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2060
processor, 1GB of RAM, a dual-layer DVD burner, 100GB 4200 RPM hard drive, ATI
Radeon Express 200M chipset, 4-in-1 media reader, 3 USB 2.0 ports and built-in
quote: the less strict license
quote: Yes, OEM is $200 but with retail you get both(afaik) 32bit and 64bit editions,the less strict license and the cool box.
quote: The 5.2 pound notebook features a 1.6GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2060 processor
quote: The T2050 is from the Intel Core Duo Family and has the following Specs: 1.60Ghz/2MB L2/533FSB. The T2060 is a new Processor midway between a Celeron and a Core Duo. It is called the Pentium Dual Core T2060, it is lower spec'd than the Core Duo and it runs hotter. It is almost akin to having a turbocharged Celeron. The Specs for the T2060 are: 1.60Ghz/1MB L2/533Mhz. Not all Extensions and functionality are present on this CPU, full specs will only show up when a machine is released with this CPU.