The catch? You'll be signing a 24month contract.
Apparently we still haven’t seen the end of “take out a phone/broadband contract get a free laptop/netbook” offers because Orange has yet another one. This time, though, the company is partnering with HP, rather then PC World.
Three new bundles, under the broad heading of Business Everywhere with Laptop are slotting into Orange’s business tariff line-up thusly:
That ‘unlimited’ (read: 5GB ‘fair use’ limit) HSDPA data allowance is perhaps a little stingy for the price compared to other providers. Although the 500mins of WiFi access via Bt Openzone or The Cloud hotspots (the two most prolific providers) goes some way to sweetening the deal. Take the ‘free’ laptop into account, though, and the pricing is much more reasonable.
We’d probably recommend avoiding the AMD Sempron-packing 6735s, though. Two years down the line that particular system is going to feel extremely long in-the-tooth. The CPU is hardly a bastion of high performance computing now.