[brlug-general] new trend in netbooks
jonlancekulp at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 09:51:03 CST 2009
Edmund Cramp wrote:
> Looks nice but:
> $499 w/o the data plan OR $99 w/ a two year $60/month data plan =
> It makes sense IF you're going to sign up for the data plan anyway
> but not otherwise.
Indeed. I saw the big sign at Radio Shack saying $99 Acer aspire One
and it caught my eye but then I nearly gagged when I saw the commitment.
Ugh. You can get the Aspire One in three different colors at Wal-Mart
for $348.00. :)
> Without getting into the "data just wants to be free" argument ...
> Just what does a $60/month data plan do for you? That sound like a
> lot of money to me.
> Edmund Cramp
> -----Original Message----- From: general-bounces at brlug.net
> [mailto:general-bounces at brlug.net] On Behalf Of c.a. weisheit Sent:
> Tuesday, February 03, 2009 8:57 AM To: general at brlug.net Subject:
> [brlug-general] new trend in netbooks
> retailers are starting to sell netbooks for a lower fee with
> commitment to 3g services. I found this example:
> companies in Japan etc. have been offering netbooks for $40 to $50
> with services for some time now. I look forward to more price drops
> and linux compatible air cards.
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