Holiday Special: LG X120 for $50 on Radio Shack

Radio Shack is offering the LG X120 for a really low price until the 24th of December. The X120 is one of the older netbook models and has very average specs – a 10.1 inch display, 1 GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD. It’s a nice looking netbook and weighs in at 2.8lbs.

But there’s a catch – the netbook is part of a wireless connection deal with 2 years of service. We picked up on this deal at blastmagazine.com, but couldn’t verify it on Radio Shack’s website. You’ll need to confirm this with your local store.

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Is it worth it?

We’ve mentioned how we’re not particularly fans of subsidized netbook deals before, but we’ll get into the math again. So you pick up this netbook for $50. Good deal you say, but what you don’t ¬†figure in are the hidden internet costs that are going to keep hitting you every month. We’ll be generous and assume that this amount is $40, which still works out to $960 over the course of 2 years. So you’re actually paying a $1000 for this combination.

Now, its also not a very up-to-date model of netbook, and if you’re interested in those sort of things we’d recommend you suck it up and pay $300-350 and get a nice Windows 7 machine. If on the other hand, you want a mobile internet connection and the LG X120 is the sweetener to that deal, go ahead and snap it up.

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