The Samsung NP-RC512-W02US is the flagship laptop deal this Black Friday on Microsoft Store and the cheapest 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 powered laptop we have seen.
Offered at $499.00 after instant savings, the 15.3″ Samsung NP-RC512-W02US is not a classic budget system with an under-powered processor. It features the Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4GHz dual-core CPU with integrated graphics, 4GB of RAM memory, a 500GB hard drive, and a DVD burner. The processor is TurboBoost 2.0 capable, so it can run at speeds of up to 3GHz, depending on usage.
The resolution on the NP-RC512-W02US with an uncommon screen diagonal of 15.3 inches is 1366 x 768 pixels. At first, we thought that 15.3 was a typo, but Samsung’s official site claims the same diagonal.
Samsung’s NP-RC512-W02US also sports a 1.3MP webcam, HDMI, and a USB 3.0 connector, besides two USB 2.0 ports, VGA, and a 4-in-1 card slot.
The laptop has a black & grey chassis, chiclet keyboard with numeric pad, and a weight of 5.38 lbs with the included six-cell 48.8Wh battery.
Preloaded OS on the Samsung NP-RC512-W02US is Windows 7 Home Premium.
The deal will be available on the store.microsoft.com while supplies last. According to Microsoft, the quantities are limited.