AT&T today announced the expansion of its netbook and notebook lineup, offering customers more choice with three new devices that can access the nation's fastest mobile broadband network. As an added value, AT&T is also offering – for the first time for netbooks and notebooks – AT&T DataConnect Pass pay as you go service – the pay-as-you-need it data service that does not require a long-term contract.
The full lineup of netbooks and notebooks is now available online through AT&T's new Mobile Broadband Center, www.att.com/mobilebroadband. The new devices include the Acer Aspire AS1830 Notebook, the Acer Aspire One 532h Netbook and the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 HD netbook. In addition, the Acer Aspire AS 1830 Notebook and the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 HD netbook are also available at AT&T's more than 2,200 company-owned retail stores.
"Demand for high-functioning, lightweight, mobile computing devices remains strong among consumers and small business customers who want access to the Internet while on the go," said David Haight, vice president, product development, AT&T emerging devices. "By offering the DataConnect Pass Plans, customers receive added value, choice and flexibility to decide when to consume data within the parameters of their personal budget, for a more consumer-centric and convenient experience."
AT&T has also launched new Quick Start services, which include AT&T ConnecTech® technical support offerings that provide customers expert help setting-up, synchronizing and customizing new netbooks, smartphones, LaptopConnect cards or 3G Microcell devices. The AT&T ConnecTech Quick Start services are available for purchase in AT&T stores starting at $49.
With the Quick Start for Netbook service, a ConnecTech expert will remotely access your device to install software, update firmware, troubleshoot software conflicts, connect to your home Wi-Fi network, and more. Similarly, with the Quick Start for Smartphone service, we will help you sync your calendar, email and contacts with your PC, enable data back-up, connect to your home Wi-Fi network, personalize your smartphone with interactive tutorials and more.
Equipped with updated features for an enhanced customer experience, the netbook and notebook feature 10.1 to 11.6-inch screens and each weigh approximately three pounds, easily fitting into most backpacks, purses and briefcases. AT&T online pricing for the devices starts at $39.99, with a two-year data service contract, including a 200MB plan for $35 per month or a 5GB plan for $60 per month.
For customers who prefer the AT&T DataConnect Pass service option, pricing for these new computing devices starts at $449.99. AT&T DataConnect Pass offers customers access to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, along with access to AT&T Wi-Fi service, featuring more than 23,000 hotspots nationwide. Premier Membership customers have access to more than 125,000 global Wi-Fi hotspots through roaming agreements.
AT&T DataConnect Pass plan options include:
DataConnect Day Pass (100 MB) - $15
DataConnect Week Pass (300 MB) - $30
DataConnect Month Pass (1GB) - $50
Acer Aspire AS1830 – Whether you need to access MS Office for school or work or simply just want a powerful machine to surf the net, the Acer Aspire AS 1830 is ideal for the person who's constantly on the go. Available in a bronze color and weighing less than 3 pounds, this notebook offers a powerful computing experience complete with an Intel Dual Core i3 processor with 2GB RAM, 250 GB Storage, 2GB of memory, 11.6 inch high-definition display, up to 6 hours of battery life, a 1.3 megapixel web camera, and runs on a Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. Acer Aspire AS1830 is $239.99 with a two-year contract and is available in AT&T company-owned retail stores and online at www.att.com/mobilebroadband.
Acer Aspire One 532h – Looking for the perfect wireless companion to help you stay connected with family and friends via your favorite social networks, or simply manage email and explore the Web? Look no further than the Acer Aspire One 532h netbook. At less than 1-inch thick and weighing just 2.75 lbs, features include LED Backlit display, the latest Intel N450 Atom CPU processor, a 10.1 inch display, up to 4 hours of battery life, a full size keyboard and runs on a Windows® 7 Starter operating system. Acer Aspire One 532h is $39.99 with a two-year contract and is available in AT&T company-owned retail stores and online at www.att.com/mobilebroadband.
Dell Inspiron Mini 10D – This netbook offers a higher quality video experience with an HD display and integrated graphics acceleration and is well suited for streaming your favorite on-line content or playing high quality videos downloaded to the device. Weighing in at 3.1 lbs, the Inspiron Mini 10 HD is available in light blue and features an Intel Atom N450 processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB storage, 10.1 inch high-definition display with a built in 1.3 megapixel web camera. It offers, up to eight hours of battery life and runs on a Windows 7 Starter operating system. Dell Inspiron Mini 10 HD is $39.99 with a two-year contract and is available in AT&T company-owned retail stores and online at www.att.com/mobilebroadband.
For customers who want the peace-of-mind of knowing that their new netbook or notebook is covered against accidental damage, AT&T ConnecTech has also just introduced a new two-year extended warranty for both devices, available in AT&T retail stores for a one-time cost of $99. The warranty provides repair and replacement coverage for defects in materials or workmanship and normal wear and tear, as well as power surge protection, and coverage for spills and damaged or broken parts.