Acer has released an Acer OneÂ netbook (a very small notebook computer meant primarily for online productivity functions such as web surfing and email) that has a special caveat.
This Acer notebook has a special bargain basement price of $100, however by buying it, you’re agreeing to a two year data plan subscription/contract with AT&T.
That’s right, the lame US mobile network operators who are known for subsidizing cellular handsets have moved on to subsidizing netbooks as well.
So, in effect – this netbook will cost you $1540 over two years, not including taxes and other surcharges from AT&T.
My main issue is: most people are sick and tired of their mobile handset after two years and are yearning to get a new one – do you think you’re going to be happy with a netbook computer in two years?
The details on this netbook are as follows:
- Ultra-compact size measuring 9.8â³ x 6.7â³ x 1.1â³ (W x D x H), 2.44 pounds
- Stylish piano-black finish
- Built-in 3G capability
- 802.11b/g wireless (Wi-Fi)
- 8.9-inch LCD screen
- Built-in Web cam
- Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor
- Windows XP Home
- 1GB memory
- 160GB hard drive
- Built-in memory card readers (dedicated SD and 5-in-1)
The computer definitely serves the needs of on-the-go business persons who need to be connected, especially if they aren’t always around wi-fi hotspots.
[specs found from Boy Genius Report]