Taking advantage of the popularity of netbooks, AT&T is expanding their selection of 3G netbooks that are available to consumers. Beginning shortly, AT&T will be selling the following netbooks for $199.99 each (with a two-year data plan and after a mail-in rebate): the Acer Aspire One, Dell Inspiron Mini 10, and Lenovo S10.
Each of these netbooks will weigh less than 2.9 pounds, have 1 GB of RAM and 160 GB hard drives, be equipped with the Microsoft Windows XP Home OS, and have built-in webcams.
These new AT&T netbooks will be offered nationwide both through retail and online channels.
As for data plans, AT&T’s service will cost $40 per month for a 200MB plan and $60 per month for a 5 GB plan. If you think shelling out $60 is too much, you can also consider going with a cheaper plan and making more use of Wi-Fi Internet spots, such as Starbucks coffee shops.
Disclaimer: For AT&T customers that cancel their two-year contracts after enrolling in the service for at least 30 days, there will be an early termination fee of up to $175.