Radioshack slashes netbook price to $79.99

Radioshack slashes netbook price to $79.99
The price wars between netbooks have loomed large for some time now and Radioshack has taken the first step by slashing the price of their Acer netbook from $99.99 to $79.99. Industry analysts expect a boom in netbook sales, due to their innate sleek and compact form factor. Wireless carriers have teamed up to entice customers with subsidized pricing on two-year plans. At $60.00 per month, carriers will still be making huge profits out of these. Although the choice is only limited to a single Acer model as of now, you can at least take a pick and get a blue or pink colored unit. As sales take off, more players will appear and try to have a bite. Of course, increased competition will only benefit consumers, so fingers crossed, we hope we soon get more offers to choose from.

source: Radioshack via Engadget

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7 Comments

1. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

How much would this model run from Acer and/or off-contract through AT&T? Is the discount steep enough?

2. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

nope, they gotta make a profit.

3. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I bought one from VZW that has a razor on it.

4. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

No way!!! I head the new acer notebook houses an entire mini-grooming center.

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i heard that razors are becoming obsolete and we can put fabric over our fingers and rub the hair off.

5. volvoracr

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 09, 2005

Lists WiMax in the specs?

7. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Yea it sure does. I just may buy one.Don't like the $60 bucks a month though.

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