Mobile broadband free Netbook
Netbooks are more compact than the usual laptops with exclusive features that allow browsing on the go. They have all the basic features required for mobile computing with integrated speakers and WiFi facility. The size of the netbook, processing speed and connectivity options prove them to be a complete device for networking and internet connectivity. Netbooks are now available for free with many mobile broadband plans.
Features of Netbook
- Netbooks are compact devices with 9 to 10 inch LED backlit display and a normal keyboard.
- They run on atom processors with minimal applications than the standard laptops.
- Most of the netbooks are loaded with Ubuntu linux operating system, while some of them have windows XP home edition.
- Almost all the netbooks contain integrated speakers, Bluetooth card, WLAN port and Wireless card while some of them include a built in webcam and 3G mobile broadband modem.
- Netbooks have multiple USB ports to connect USB modem, external CD/DVD drives (as they don’t have one), external storage devices (as the hard drive space is comparatively lesser) and external webcams.
- These devices are more economical, energy efficient, light weight and user friendly.
Most of the mobile broadband providers offer a netbook for free along with a pay monthly contract. The modems are either USB type or inbuilt within the netbook.
Dell Mini 1012
Dell mini 1012 is a 10.1 inches high definition netbook which runs on an Intel atom N450 processor with 1GB of RAM, 160GB of hard drive loaded with Windows 7 operating system. It is powered using a 6cell lithium-ion rechargeable battery with a 1.3MP camera, 2 USB ports and 3 in 1 card reader.
Users who wish to get the Dell mini 1012 can sign up for a 3 mobile broadband contract of 24 months. This contract is available under 1GB data allowance at £17.50 per month and 15GB data allowance at £25 per month.
3 mobile offers a Samsung N130 netbook bundle offer as an 18 month contract at £30 per month. The laptop has a 10.1 inches WSVGA superbright LED display. It works on an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, 160GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM. It is loaded with Windows XP Home edition and also has an Intel graphic media accelerator 950 graphics card. Also this package includes an external DVD drive.
Compaq Mini 311
Compaq mini 311 runs using an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, 1GB RAM and NVIDIA ION performance graphics card. The netbook is loaded with Windows 7 Home premium which is viewable using a 11.6 inch HD LED bright view display.
This netbook is offered for free while signing up an 18 month contract under 5GB data allowance at £35 per month.
Vodafone offers a Samsung N130 10.1 inches wide screen notebook with a large 160GB hard drive loaded with Windows 7 operating system. It runs on an Intel Atom N270 1.60 MHz processor with 1GB RAM, 0.3 MP web cam and standard 6 cell battery.
This netbooks is offered for home users as a 24 month contract under 3GB data allowance at £30 per month. Business users can avail the offer as a 24 month contract under 1GB data plan at £21.27 per month and 3GB data plan at £25.53 per month.
O2 mobile offers a Samsung N150 is a 10.1 inches netbook which runs on an Intel atom processor with 1GB of RAM, 250 GB of hard drive loaded with Windows 7 Starter package. It also has a 0.3MP inbuilt webcam, 802.11 b/g/n wireless card, Bluetooth card, 6 cell battery, 3 USB ports and 3 in 1 memory card reader. Above all it has an inbuilt 3G which can be used to insert an O2 mobile broadband 3G SIM card.
Users can sign up for a 24 month O2 mobile broadband contract at £25 per month to get the new Samsung N150. Usage beyond the data allowance is charged at 2.4p per MB and additional charges apply for abroad usage.