I still remember the first SD card I ever purchased. It was around 9 or 10 years ago, and that roomy 16MB SD card let me fit an extra 4 songs on my MP3 player! I forget what I paid for it, but that SD card probably cost me close to $40. For that kind of money, you can get a 16 gigabyte SDHC card today. Here are a few from Amazon for $45 or less. Yet for some reason, SanDisk wants to charge nearly twice as much for an SDHC card that it says is designed specifically for netbooks.
As far as I can tell, there’s nothing particularly special about SanDisk’s new SDHC cards other than the word netbook on the sticker. But the company is putting an MSRP price fo $39.99 on the 8GB card and $79.99 on the 16GB version.