Telstra’s announced that it’s grabbed an exclusive on Toshiba’s Portégé Z10t Ultrabook for three months from the 11th of June. It’ll be the telco’s first 4G-ready Ultrabook product.
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When Toshiba showed off the Z10t earlier this month, company representatives pitched it largely as an “education” platform. Telstra’s vision is presumably a little wider than that. At the time, Toshiba’s claim was that pricing would start at $1,199 and upwards, so it’s interesting to see Telstra’s pricing approach.
There’s a baseline $90/month plan, which includes 8GB of data usage over 24 months with a minimum total cost of $2,160, or as part of the “Entertainer Max” bundle, which throws together 200GB of home broadband, 500MB of mobile broadband (excess usage 10c/MB), a T-Box set top box with Foxtel on T-box and home phone service for $185/month. Over 24 months that’ll set you back at least $4,499.
As with most bundles, that’s not necessarily bad value, even though the minimum total cost might give you pause for thought; it’s really a question of making sure that you’d use all of the included services as much as possible. Except maybe the 4G part of the Z10t, because a 500MB/month provision isn’t much, and those 10c/MB fees could easily stack up.