We’ve covered the launch of Netbooks and Laptops on Orange before but now we’re hearing of a wider selection about to arrive on the network. The Eee PC 901 (currently free on the £25p/m 24 month plan with 3GB data per month) is already available, but it’ll be joined by the Toshiba L300 and the recently-announced HP Compaq Mini 700.
The HP Compaq Mini 700 will be free on £30p/m 24 month plans and also has a 3GB per month limit. The laptop uses a dongle to connect to the Orange 3G broadband and has a 60GB drive. Powered by an Intel Atom CPU it runs Windows XP Home and has 1GB of RAM with a webcam and a 4 hour battery life. The Toshiba L300 will be free on £35p/m 24 month plans and again there’s 3GB of data thrown in. It also uses a dongle to connect bu there’s a bigger 160GB drive and Windows Vista Home Basic. It has an Intel Celeron T1600 CPU and also a DVD player.
Thanks once again to Orange Supergrass for all the info here. Do remember where you heard it first :) Hit the links below to go to the Orange site for deets on the Eee PC 901 and the appropriate manufacturer sites for the Toshiba and HP Compaq laptops which are upcoming.
Update – It’s now official, read the press release below..
Links – Eee PC 901 – Toshiba L300 – HP Compaq Mini 700
ORANGE INTRODUCES NEW DEVICES TO ITS MOBILE BROADBAND PORTFOLIO
- HP Compaq Mini 700 and Toshiba L300 join the ASUS Eee PC 901, in Orange’s consumer ‘connected’ product line
- Orange Huawei E160e dongle, unveiled in three colours, doubles-up as a memory stick with space for up to 8GB data storage
London – 3rd February 2008: Orange today announced it will be expanding the product offerings in its UK consumer mobile broadband portfolio, with two new devices in its consumer ‘connected’ range and a new dongle with data storage capacity that will allow them to keep their important information with them whilst they are on the move.
Building on a commitment to offer all in one packages that makes it easier for consumers to get online, Orange today announced the HP Compaq Mini 700 and Toshiba L300 will be added to its ‘connected’ range. So now, whether it’s portability or fully fledged laptop functionality you require – Orange has it all.
Available on 24 month contracts, the two new offers allow consumers to choose a device that suit their needs, whilst still getting the great benefits of internet access – without the need to pay the full price upfront.
- For just £30 per month, customers can take the HP Compaq Mini 700 which comes equipped with an integrated webcam and features a 10.1” compact design, weighing just 1Kg. Small, sleek and stylish, it’s ideal for people constantly on the move
- For £35 per month, The Toshiba L300 is a feature packed laptop which offers flexibility for users whether working from home or on the go. It features a 15.4″ widescreen display, 160GB storage capacity, a DVD player/recorder, integrated web cam and weighs less than 2.5kg.
Both the HP Compaq Mini 700 and the Toshiba L300 come with Orange’s ‘Internet Everywhere’ mobile broadband service and dongle, as well as a 3GB monthly data allowance and 24 month manufacturer warranty.
Orange also announced today the availability of the Huawei E160e dongle in black, white and pink. Working in conjunction with Orange’s Internet Everywhere service, The Huawei E160e has been designed to also act as a memory stick with space for an up to 8GB micro SD card – so customers can store their data inside and keep their photos, music and films with them whilst on the move.
Speaking on the announcement, Asif Aziz, Director of Broadband and Home, Orange UK said: “We always aim to offer customers a flexible solution that works around them and the lifestyle they choose, and believe the new devices we’ve launched today do just that. We will continue to build on these offerings throughout 2009 so as to ensure our customers benefit from one of the most competitive portfolios for mobile broadband in the UK”.
Orange was voted number one by consumers for overall mobile broadband service quality and best network, in an independent research poll conducted by YouGov in 2008, and with the largest integrated mobile data network in the UK, Orange now offers three connected laptops in its consumer product line.
All consumer offers will be available from Orange shops, via telesales and the Orange web site at www.orange.co.uk/shop