Would you buy a $99 netbook with a 2 year data plan? The Wall Street Journal reports that computer companies thin you will. HP is negotiating with broadband carriers to work out a deal much like a cell phone purchase which underwrites the cost of a cell phone with a 2 year committment. In this case, of course, your mini computer like the Dell Mini 9 or the HP 2133 Mini Note or the Asus Eee PC would come equipped with broadband and a 2 year customer agreement.
I want a mini notebook and I have a broadband contract but I like the portability of the broadband device allowing me to use it in several different machines. Would I have the same possibilities under this agreement?