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Sprint offers 99-cent netbook

By Matthew
Jul 6, 2009
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  1. While I’ve seen some pretty cheap netbooks, especially those that are subsidized, nothing tops the current offer from Best Buy and Sprint. By committing to a two-year data plan contract, you can walk out of your local Best Buy with a Compaq-stamped HP Mini 110c in hand for less than your morning coffee.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,347   +397

    You can buy an HP Mini 110c for $400 these days. But no doubt they'll get plenty of buyers - people will see that .99 cents and ignore anything else.
  3. Ya but think of it like this.... If your already thinking of getting a 3G data plan, why not get virtually free netbook as a nice bonus.
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,533   +315

    Agreed, it's just a matter of whether this fits your plans or not.

    Hard to compete with 99 cents, but if you go to our deals section, there are Atom models running for as low as $200:
    http://www.techspot.com/deals-hot.html
  5. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 632

    Make the netbook like a cell phone and I'll consider it just as useless. Glad I got mine before they make their way out of standard markets and all will require you to tie in a data plan just to get one. 3G may be nice and fun for people, but I still have no want, will, or care to join in on something that is entirely useless to me. Especially since they often cost twice the amount my home broadband does and only let you use one device.
  6. Sprint has a MiFi card that can be used on their broadband serivce that supports up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices. You can share your high-speed connection with friends, family and co-workers.
  7. Why would you pay $200 for a netbook and still have to pay $60 a month for internet access ?
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    No, I wouldnt, I got a netbook 7 months back. My needs arent high because everywhere I go has wifi at least. I think it depends on where you are and what's available, this is still a good deal, and a way to push it so netbooks become out "new books." I hope to see people walkin around with these things in 5 years like cell phones.
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