Laptop Magazine’s K.T. Bradford and I share an opinion on subsidized netbooks: we’re not big fans. We’re not really what most carriers would consider their target market, though.

Those of you who don’t mind the contract commitment, though, may very well want to consider picking up one of these discounted machines. Hey, if you’re going to commit to a $60 bill for the next 24 months, why not at least get yourself a nice, new netbook while you’re at it?

K.T. has put together a simple cheatsheet which spells out the price of 10 netbooks on various carriers, the total contract cost, and the combined total you’ll be out-of-pocket.

One other thing I found interesting on K.T.’s cheatsheet is that Verizon offers two models with 6-cell batteries direct. If you want that kind of capacity from AT&T, you’ll have to head over to Best Buy.

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Lee Mathews

Computer tech, blogger, husband, father, and avid MSI U100 user.

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