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sandisk-netbook-sdhcI 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.

via Engadget

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4 replies on “SanDisk introduced overpriced SDHC cards for netbooks”

  1. The SanDisk card is only a class 2!

    I just purchased a 16g SDHC class 4 card from Newegg for $39, shipped.

  2. I bought a Toshiba 16gb class 4 card from Sams Club for 29.99 a few weeks back for my netbook. Works great. I hope this pricing scheme burns SanDisk.

  3. I see a “2” on the card pictured. Does that mean it is a class 2 card? Makes the deal even worse.

  4. Typical SanDisk marketing. These are the same people as try to charge nearly £20 for a “Wii” branded 2GB card, just because it’s in white (which isn’t even visible when the access hatch is closed). We bought a twin-pack of non-Wii blue ones for £8 total, exactly the same card from exactly the same manufacturer.

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