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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Give One Get One

posted by on November 14 at 12:01 PM


The ever-controversial “$100 laptop” (now only $200!) is now available through the “Give One Get One” program.

For $399, you get a weird new laptop for yourself, a $200 tax deduction, and a second laptop is sent to “empower a child in a developing nation.” T-Mobile will also give you 1 year of free access to their goddamned HotSpot network—a $350 value, by their loose definition of that word.

Considering that these things are waterproof—and presumably coffee-, juice-, and donut-proof—we might just have to get a few of them for Stranger staffers.

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Isn't part of this a tax deduction too?


Posted by Will in Seattle | November 14, 2007 12:08 PM

laptops or alien robots? hard to say.

Posted by arduous | November 14, 2007 12:13 PM

i'm getting an eee pc, myself.

Posted by meh | November 14, 2007 12:15 PM

Does anyone know what the HELL the Hot Spot thing is supposed to do anyway?

Posted by New Deal Demoncrat | November 14, 2007 12:34 PM

@4: What do you mean? It gives you access wherever T-Mobile has taken over the internet, e.g. Starbucks, many airports, etc.

Posted by Anthony Hecht | November 14, 2007 12:37 PM

Damn you, T-Mobile hotspots! Why is it you can get free wifi at McDonalds and the Safeway deli but not Starbucks?

Posted by jewritto | November 14, 2007 12:51 PM

if you want them for the Stranger staff, i'd make sure they were bong-water and bourbon proof as well.

Posted by michael strangeways | November 14, 2007 12:57 PM

@6 - and most cafes in Fremont, where all the coffee is good, organic, and fair trade.

Ignore Hamstaville - that's my house and I don't share Net.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 14, 2007 1:28 PM

Wow! That computer looks cute! Does it really work?

Posted by Kristin Bell | November 15, 2007 1:55 AM

Do you?

Posted by PdxRitchie | November 15, 2007 2:37 AM

@6 -- coming soon...

Posted by Not A Starbucks Employee | November 15, 2007 12:27 PM

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