Verizon has begun offering the HP Mini 210 netbook with a 3G modem for $149.99 for customers that sign up for a 2 year service contract. The netbook has 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 250GB hard drive. It runs Windows 7 Starter Edition and a 6 cell battery.
In addition to 3G wireless broadband, the netbook supports 802.11b/g WiFi and Ethernet connectivity.
Verizon also offers the HP Mini 311 if you’re looking for a computer with a larger (11.6 inch) screen and NVIDIA ION graphics. You can also always pick up a mobile hotspot which can be used with any netbook, notebook, or tablet instead of snagging a netbook with a dedicated modem. The only real advantages to getting a laptop with built-in 3G are that you don’t have to carry around an extra device and mobile hotspots typically don’t get very good battery life.