RadioShack to sell subsidized laptop with wireless broadband?

RadioShack to sell subsidized laptop with wireless broadband?
In what would be a first in the United States, it appears as if RadioShack is gearing up to subsidize an Acer Aspire One netbook in conjunction with AT&T. The laptop would be $99 with a $60/month data commitment from the wireless carrier, which easily tallies up to almost $1500 over a two year contract term. Of course, the internet plan is always optional; one can buy the computer without the subsidy for $500.

Should the laptop be the one shown in the advertisement, it will come with an Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, Windows XP Home Edition, 802.11b/g wireless, and a built-in webcam. If you were planning on getting a wireless aircard, this may be something to consider, although we hope that the International concept will make its way to some of the larger notebooks in the U.S.

source: Engadget

RadioShack to sell subsidized laptop with wireless broadband?

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10 Comments

1. unregistered

so what will keep me from getting it for $100 keeping data service month/month and a half disco it pay etf and still save 100-150 bucks vs just buying it out right?

2. unregistered

a horrible laptop combined with a horrible 3g card... ill stick with my sprint ev-do card... wait for wimax... then eventually lte... (i know different carriers... but going to wait for full rollout)...

3. unregistered

nice

4. unregistered

i work at radio shack and this deal is pretty tight its a bit faster than using an external usb aircard so its worth it if ur looking for a netbook and were planning to get an aircard

5. unregistered

LMAO att aircard.....that sunk it....no thanks on the 60 bucks for dial up. i dont care if you were giving up the laptop for free, I wouldnt deal with radioshack retards selling dial up air cards and getting stuck with the most pathetic network out there. VZW aircards blow away that junk, and you get them for free with whatever laptop u buy at Circuit City.

7. DeeMurda

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Wow... great deal at Circuit City huh??.. Why not just go to Best Buy Mobile and you can get a ATT, VZW, or Sprint air card for free. Air cards currently on the market suck anyway especially if you use them as your main internet source. Why not just wait for LTE?

6. unregistered

lol Circuit City , you got to be kidding me. I wouldnt buy anything from there. LOL I think all of your comments mean nothing just for suggesting you would buy or recommend to get anything from Circuit City.

8. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

whats wrong with circuit city?

9. unregistered

oh i don't know.....maybe the whole thing about circuit city applying for bankrupcy cause it sucks a big one????? maybe that is what's wrong with ciruit city? or could it be the fact their stores are just wanna be best buys?

10. darthvegas

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yeah, don't buy their protection plan. Who knows if they'll be around to honor it?

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