Have a buck? Buy a Netbook!
Yup, you read that right – a buck for a Netbook – no kidding.
With the advent of pint-sized computers, more and more computer companies are jumping in the bandwagon and producing their own Netbook models as demand for them increases.
Mega-retailer Best Buy and Sprint has joined forces and resulted to what could be the cheapest Netbook to date. Compaq Mini 110c-1040DX Netbook will be sold for 99 cents with a two-year service contract provided by the telecommunications company and will be available in participating Best Buy stores.
The Compaq Mini 110c-1040DX Netbook runs on a 1.6GHz processor and 160GB hard drive.
The 3G wireless service from Sprint will cost you $60 a month for the 5GB data monthly for two years. I’mma do a quick math here – so the netbook’s true cost would be $1,440.
Consumer response this plan however, is still shaky as they might be deterred of the overall pricing for the Netbooks with the two-year fixed data contract when they can surf the web for free if there are Wi-Fi spots available.
Best Buy also plans to sell the Netbook to Verizon Wireless and AT&T for $199.99, again, with a two-year lock-in period.