Verizon Offers HP's 11.6" DM1 Netbook With Global 3G

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Verizon Wireless has been offering netbooks with a 2-year data contract for years now, but most of those netbooks weren't higher-end machines. The carrier's newest netbook is one of HP's nicest, with the Pavilion dm1-2010nr coming with a 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K325 processor, a 320GB hard drive and a 6-cell battery.

HP also includes an Imprint finish with a woven design in champagne, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 2GB of DDR3 memory, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 GPU, HP Webcam with integrated microphone, Altec Lansing speakers and an 11.6" LED display with a 1366x768 screen resolution. The machine weighs 3.24 pounds and measures 11.4 inches (l) x 8.03 inches (d) x 0.78-1.20 inches (h).

What makes this machine unique is the global roaming capabilities. Not only can it connect to Verizon's CDMA 3G network, but it has a SIM card installed to roam on GSM networks internationally. It's the first HP "global" netbook to be sold by Verizon. The data plan prices aren't cheap, but that's the price you pay for such flexibility. Also, this machine is around $500+ on the open market, but Verizon's offering it for just under $200 on a 2-year contract.

Wireless’ Network: HP Pavilion dm1-2010nr Entertainment PC

Enhanced Multimedia Experiences Combined with Built-in 3G Mobile Broadband Support

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced the HP® Pavilion dm1-2010nr notebook, is available online today on the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network. The global capable HP Pavilion supports built-in 3G Mobile Broadband and comes with a pre-installed SIM card, making it easy for customers to stay connected in more than 200 countries.

The HP Pavilion dm1 notebook is powered by an AMD Athlon™ II Neo K325 dual-core processor and delivers great multi-tasking performance with superb graphics capabilities. This lightweight PC also packs a large storage capacity with the included 320 GB hard drive and added online storage with HP Cloud Drive (Internet access required). The included 6-cell battery offers up to five hours of battery life, making on-the-go computing easier than ever.

Additional features and specifications of the HP Pavilion dm1-2010nr notebook:

    * HP Imprint finish with a woven design in champagne
    * Operating system: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    * Processor Speed: 1.3 GHz
    * Memory: 2 GB DDR3 System Memory with one accessible memory slot
    * Video Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4225 Graphics
    * HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone
    * Display: 11.6 inch diagonal high-definition LED BrightView Display (1366 x 768)
    * Altec Lansing Speakers
    * Dimensions: 11.4 inches (l) x 8.03 inches (d) x 0.78-1.20 inches (h)
    * Weight: 3.24 pounds

Pricing and availability:

    * The HP Pavilion dm1-2010nr notebook is available online today at www.verizonwireless.com for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a Mobile Broadband plan. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. With HP Cloud Drive, there is a 30-day trial for 100 GB of storage. After 30 days there is a fee associated with the service depending on storage needs or 2 GB of storage for free.

Mobile Broadband pricing:

    * Customers can select from various price plans to connect to Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Broadband network, which also gives them access to thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots at no additional charge and allows them to move easily from the nation’s most reliable 3G wireless network to those hotspots:
          o $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and $0.10/MB overage
          o $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance and $0.05/MB overage
          o Prepaid Mobile Broadband plans are also available:
                + $15 for 100 MB (one day of use)
                + $30 for 300 MB (one week of use)
                + $50 for 1 GB (30 days of use)
                + $80 for 5 GB (30 days of use)

GlobalAccess pricing:

    * Customers traveling abroad can sign up for one of the following plans:
          o $129.99 monthly access (5 GB allowance for the United States and Canada, $0.05/MB overage), 100 MB allowance in select countries ($0.005/KB after allowance)
          o $219.99 monthly access (5 GB allowance for the United States and Canada, $0.05/MB overage), 200 MB allowance in select countries ($0.005/KB after allowance)
          o GlobalAccess Pay Per Use for occasional use must be purchased with a $59.99 Mobile Broadband service plan in the United States. The Pay Per Use rate is $0.002/KB in Canada, $0.005/KB in Mexico, and $0.02/KB in more than 200 other destinations.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
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3vi1 replied on Sun, Oct 10 2010 4:48 PM

>> Verizon Wireless has been offering netbooks with a 2-year data contract for...

Fine print of contract: "I'll bet a fiddle of gold ...Against your soul ...'Cause I think I'm better than you."

Short version: Ever pay $1600 for a netbook and two years of 3G?

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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realneil replied on Sun, Oct 10 2010 8:08 PM

Yes sir, 3vi1, you see through the bull crap as well as I do. This deal is no deal at all.

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