In a bid to win more customers, Best Buy introduced Blue label series of products. Starting with two notebooks, BB is introducing products that were designed based upon customer feedback. BB received feedback from their sales spots and decided to do something about it.
It seems that most customers demanded discrete graphics card, 4GB of memory, baclkit keyboard improved battery life and a 64-bit operating system. Said – done.
First two Blue label products are HP Pavilion dv3510nr and Toshiba Satellite E105-S1402. Both notebooks come with similar features and boast more than four hours of battery life. Personally, I like HP more due to integrated GeForce graphics card. Intel’s integrated graphics just gives me shivers. When Intel comes out with Larrabee, we can talk graphics. Until then, avoid like the plague.
Best part of these notebooks is something that we haven’t seen before: both notebooks come with 64-bit Vista Home Premium. Finally, after two years in the market, OEMs are offering 64-bit operating system as the standard.
Since 64-bit CPUs came around five years ago, I thought it was about “gollydarn time” that 64-bit OS became pervasive solution. Just for the record, I am much more happier with 64-bit Vista than I am with the 32-bit one… which really and trully sucks.
Kudos to Best Buy for offering these notebooks, they sound like a really good value ($1199).