Lenovo Ideapad S205s for $199

If you’re looking to get a solid netbook with up to date 4G wireless technology and you aren’t too concerned with a 2-year contract stipulation, Sprint has got the deal...

If you’re looking to get a solid netbook with up to date 4G wireless technology and you aren’t too concerned with a 2-year contract stipulation, Sprint has got the deal that you want. The deal is for the Lenovo IdeaPad S205s. The notebook has 3G and 4G WiMAX potential and costs just around $200 if you sign-up for the 2-year service plan. That is an incredible deal whatever way you slice it, and even with paying for the data plan you’re still getting a great deal on the netbook.

Full specs for the S205s include an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 1.33 GHz Intel Pentium dual core U5600 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, and a 250GB hard drive. Software-wise, it comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. Fully charged, it holds  about five hours of battery life, so that’s plenty of time for many of your non-plugged in tasks. And for those of you concerned about weight, it slides in at an easy 3.3 lbs.

The S205 line came out in 2011 for $500 from Lenovo, but the new Sprint version has a slightly different makeup as it has an Intel processor and mobile broadband connectivity.

You should always consider data plan costs when purchasing a laptop/wireless combo, and this situation is no different. The cheapest data plan you can buy to get this deal is $49.99/month, so the full price tag for the whole two years is around $1,400. Maybe just a $299 netbook with wifi and 3G tethering will suffice.