Dell Offers $99 Netbook with AT&T 3G Commitment

Dell's $99 Mini 9

Dell's $99 Mini 9

We heard that subsidized Dell netbooks were coming and now they’re here. For a limited time, anyway. Dell just announced that from now until the end of January, you can nab a Dell Mini 9  for $99 after a $350 rebate. Of course to get that deal, you’ll need to commit to a two-year AT&T data plan commitment. Essentially, this deal is structured the same as the Acer one that hit Radio Shack last month.

Specs for the subsidized Dell Mini 9 include: 1.6GHz Atom, 8.9-inch display, 512 MB of RAM, 8GB SSD, 4-cell battery, integrated HSDPA and Window XP. Note: pencil not included. I’m still not sold on a subsidized netbook, but that’s because I use multiple devices and prefer an external 3G adapter. Folks that don’t want to rely on WiFi hotspots or don’t have a 3G phone to tether might find this to be a good deal.

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