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CES 2009: Dell, AT&T Offer Subsidized Laptop With 2-Year Contract

Today AT&T and Dell announced that if you want to buy an Inspiron for $99, you can get one. All you have to do is agree to a two-year LaptopConnect wireless Internet plan with AT&T.
Today AT&T and Dell announced that if you want to buy an Inspiron for $99, you can get one. All you have to do is agree to a two-year LaptopConnect wireless Internet plan with AT&T.Are we entering the era of subsidized laptops? It would seem so. Asus has a similar deal going on with RadioShack. Here are the details about Dell and AT&T.

Through Jan. 31, digital nomads can purchase a select Inspiron Mini 9 that is regularly $449 for $99 after a $350 Dell mail-in rebate and the purchase of a qualifying two-year AT&T LaptopConnect agreement.

The Inspiron Mini 9 is a small "Internet companion" (get your mind out of the gutter), which is ideal for surfing the Web, etc.

The LaptopConnect plan is priced at $60 per month, but it also comes with access to AT&T's Wi-Fi hotspots, which number in the thousands.

If you're in the market for a cheap netbook, and don't mind the $60 monthly fee, looks like this might be a good deal.

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