What can a dollar get you these days? Apart from those dollar stores and fast food joints that are pushing their dollar burgers, Sprint will be offering a heavily subsidized Compaq 1040DX netbook for a mere $0.99. You read that right – there is still some change to be picked up in the process, where this offer can be picked up at a local Best Buy, while the embedded EVDO module can be activated with Sprint. Those who prefer to stick to Verizon Wireless or AT&T will have to fork out $199.99, whereas a non-contract model will set you back by a whoping $389.99. Just in case the Compaq 1040DX looks familiar, that’s because it is a rebadged HP Mini that touts a similar hardware configuration of a 10.1? display with 1,024 x 576 resolution, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 3-cell battery, 1GB RAM and a 160GB hard drive. You will need to lock yourself in a 2-year service agreement at $60 a month for the 3G service. What do you think?
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