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AT&T Lands Samsung Go Netbook For $199 On Contract

AT&T Lands Samsung Go Netbook For $199 On Contract

AT&T sure loves to subsidize netbooks, and we think we know why. Most discounted netbooks are sold for just $100 off of their retail price (most $299 netbooks go for $199 at carriers), while those that purchase one are tied to a pricey data plan for two whole years. It's a much better deal for AT&T, than say, selling someone a discounted iPhone 3G. They lose quite a bit on every iPhone sale, but not so with gently discounted netbooks.

Today, AT&T introduced its newest netbook, the Samsung Go. It weighs in at 2.8 pounds and can connect to AT&T's data network (where available), sports an eye-catching midnight blue color, a soft texture design, LED-backlit, borderless glass display (which is scratch resistant, by the way) and comes with a 4-cell battery. There's also 3 USB sockets, a 160GB hard drive, Windows 7 Starter, a 1.3MP camera and an Atom N270 CPU.

The Samsung Go is available beginning Nov. 22 through AT&T retail locations or online at www.att.com/netbooks for $199 after a mail-in rebate and with the purchase of a 2-year AT&T DataConnect service agreement, with pricing starting at $35 per month (for 200MB) and going to $60 per month for 5GB of data.


Key features and specifications of the Samsung Go include:

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition
  • Processor: Intel® Atom™ processor N270
  • Webcam: 1.3 MP
  • Storage: 1GB of system memory, 160 GB HDD
  • Battery: 4-cell (4000 mAh)
  • I/O Ports: 3 USB 2.0 ports, external VGA port, headphone/speaker/line-out port, microphone-in jack
  • Communication:
    • WWAN: Option GTM382W module (based on Qualcomm MSN 7225)
      • HSPA (7.2/5.1 Mbps): 850/1900/2100 MHz
      • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
      • SIM lock (device locked to AT&T network)
    • WLAN:
      • 802.11 b/g WiFi
    • Other:
      • Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
  • Display: 10.1” 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
  • Dimensions: 10.3” x 7.3” x 1.1”

Pricing & Availability

The Samsung Go is available beginning Nov. 22 through AT&T retail locations or online at www.att.com/netbooks for $199 after a mail-in rebate and with the purchase of a 2-year AT&T DataConnect service agreement, with pricing starting at $35 per month.

For more information on AT&T netbook offerings, visit www.att.com/netbooks.

For more information and detailed disclaimer information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom.


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