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Free laptops with broadband deals: a false economy?

by Tarinder Sandhu on 6 September 2008, 04:00

Tags: Acer (TPE:2353), ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), MSI

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 HEXUS took a look at how laptop prices have plummeted in the last year or so and investigated the kind of options that currently exist in the sub-£500 market.

But why pay for a laptop when you can get it for free... kind of?

Numerous broadband providers are chomping on the bit to give you a free laptop if you sign up to various broadband packages for a fixed length of time. What's cool is that you get to keep the laptop once the period is up, so it's a little more than just a sales gimmick.

We take a look at a number of options open to the consumer looking for broadband Internet - be it mobile- of home-based - and evaluate which offer the best value for money.

Read on to find out.